AJC.com: Johnny Isakson gets an opponent — a Libertarian one

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Georgia Democrats have yet to muster a candidate for next year’s Senate race, but the Libertarian Party may have found its man.

Ted Metz announced he was joining the race to unseat Republican Johnny Isakson and he has the website to prove it.

Metz said he served in the U.S. Navy before working in the insurance and financial planning industries in Cobb County. His campaign revolves around the typical Libertarian themes of less government and more civil liberties.

This isn’t his first run for office – he waged an unsuccessful campaign for Insurance Commissioner in 2014. The odds are stacked even more greatly against him next year: Isakson, seeking his third term, is so heavily favored to win that Democrats have so far failed to recruit a contender.

A ranking of Senate targets out Wednesday by Reid Wilson at Morning Consult ranked Georgia as the 21st most likely Senate seat to change parties next year — behind even California’s chances of going red.

Metz will have some familiar company, though. He worked on last year’s failed Senate campaign of Derrick Grayson. The MARTA engineer and fellow long-shot has also said he would challenge Isakson next year.

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