Kemp, in Walton Co, says Isakson replacement will be named soon

Governor Brian Kemp toured the Hitachi automotive plant in Walton County Monday and talked with reporters about his upcoming choice of a replacement for Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson. 

From Richard Elliot, WSB TV…

Gov. Brian Kemp expects to make his pick for U.S. senator to replace the retiring Johnny Isakson within the next few weeks but offered no hints as to who he may select.

“I want someone who’s going to go to Washington, D.C., and be a fighter for Georgia,” Kemp said Monday. “We want someone who’s going to be fighting every day up there for our citizens.”

Isakson surprised many when he announced he would be retiring from the Senate because of health concerns. He’s recently battled Parkinson’s Disease, kidney cancer and is recovering after a fall that broke several ribs.

There are many names swirling around the State Capitol as potential front runners for the job including Rep. Doug Collins, Rep. Tom Graves and Rep. Drew Ferguson. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and Attorney General Chris Carr’s names have also been mention as possible replacements.

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