I may be wrong, but I think this statement is wrong:
A state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the ballot in 2004 is widely credited with helping elect Republican Johnny Isakson to the U.S. Senate and sweeping Democrats out of Georgia’s statehouse.
Now, I certainly think that was one of the intentions of putting the gay marriage amendment on the ballot, but I don’t think that is what really pushed Johnny over the line. I think the Republican ground game, Johnny’s lack of an inspiring opponent, etc. had as much, if not much more to do with his victory than the gay marriage amendment.
Now, the whole article is actually about Sonny seeing legislative defeats while in Korea. Sure, he may have had some, but the Kia Plant headlines trump the legislative defeats I think.