Isakson hospitalized for minor infection

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was admitted to an Atlanta hospital Monday due to a bacterial infection.

The junior senator, 65, complained of feeling ill and dehydrated and was treated at Northside Hospital, according to his office. He remains in the hospital Tuesday.

"Senator Isakson is responding very well to the treatment and is feeling much better," spokeswoman Joan Kirchner said in a statement. "He met this morning with his Senate chief of staff at the hospital and hopes to be back at work soon."