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Libertarian Chuck Donovan: ‘Where’s My Fiscally Responsible Republican Senator?’

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ATLANTA, GA – October 26, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate, has harsh criticism for Johnny Isakson’s campaign advertisements. In his ad, Senator Isakson states that the Federal government should, “stop borrowing and live within its means”. However, Isakson’s voting record as the second most liberal spending Senator in Georgia’s history contradicts his campaign advertising.

During a 39-month period, from 2001 to 2004, Johnny Isakson gave 75 consecutive “Yes” votes to increased spending, which in turn caused tremendous deficits, and increased debt. Isakson was a part of the Republican controlled 2001 to 2006 Congress, during which time government spending grew in excess of 7% per year (on average), more than double the rate of the approximately 3% economic growth, and the U.S. added $2.8 trillion to the national debt. “This is not what it looks like when government, ‘stop[s] borrowing and live[s] within its means,’” Donovan said.

Senator Isakson has been quick to point out that he recently received an “A” from the National Taxpayers Union – in an election year, omitting his previous years scores of 50%, and 75% respectively. Isakson’s average score from the NTU is 68.3%. Compare this to Senator DeMint, who scored an average of 83.1% over the same years, and Congressman Ron Paul’s average of 88.6%.

During the October 24th Atlanta Press Club debate, broadcast on GPB, Donovan said to Senator Isakson, “What your record shows sir, is that as long as there is a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority in the Senate and in the House, we can rely upon you to be a fiscal conservative, but when there are Republican majorities, like we are looking at right now, you are a big spender and a big government guy.”

Chuck Donovan sees far more increases in spending than cuts to spending in Isakson’s voting record. Donovan asks, “What in the Senator’s record would make Georgians think he can be fiscally relied upon this time, or that he will make government, ‘stop borrowing and live within its means’?”

Johnny Isakson has agreed to participate in only a single debate. Donovan challenged both Isakson and Democrat Michael Thurmond to another debate to discuss our nation’s tremendous financial problems. The Thurmond campaign has responded positively. Donovan’s team is still waiting to hear from Isakson’s staff.

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  1. paulie paulie October 28, 2010

    For Immediate Release

    Chuck Donovan Shows His Full Commitment to Fiscal and Legislative Reform

    ATLANTA, GA – October 28, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate, announces his pledge to support six bills recommended by the non-partisan group

    . Tonight he published his pledge to cosponsor and to vote “Yes” for all six of the bills.

    Chuck pledged his unconditional support for the following bills: The Read the Bills Act, The One Subject at a Time Act, The Write the Laws Act, The Free Competition in Currency Act, The Enumerated Powers Act, and The Fiscal Responsibility Act. Chuck stated, “Unfortunately, all of these bills are necessary to further restrain our out of control Federal government. However, if there was a Libertarian Congress in place, simply following the Constitution and the moral principle of no theft would nearly accomplish the same thing.”

    More information about the bills may be found at


    Downsize DC is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization which states their mission is to establish constitutional limits, smaller government, civil liberties, federalism, and low taxes. They want to end laws and programs that don’t work, and violate the Constitution. They want to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states. More information on

    may be found at their website.

    Chuck has now signed the “No Pork Pledge”, the “Death Tax Repeal Pledge”, the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, the “Defund It” pledge, and now adds his pledge to the Downsize DC list of bills. Chuck challenges other candidates to put their names and reputations on the line the way he has.

    While Senator Isakson has signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, and cosponsored the Enumerated Powers Act, he has not signed the “No Pork Pledge”.

    You may learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at


    Matt Godown
    Campaign Manager
    Donovan for Senate
    (770) 314-0799

  2. Robert Robert October 27, 2010

    Donovan makes an excellent point people. Please look at the details before voting, we’re at a very critical moment this time around.

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