Georgia governor to announce replacement for Sen. Isakson

Georgia Gov

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is set to formally announce his choice to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson on Wednesday morning.

A GOP political consultant, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press earlier this week that Kemp will appoint wealthy business executive Kelly Loeffler.

Several prominent Trump allies have come out against Loeffler’s appointment, saying she is too moderate and inexperienced for the post. They’ve instead pushed for Rep. Doug Collins, one of Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress.

With his departure, both of Georgia’s GOP-held Senate seats will be on the ballot in 2020 as Democrats look to score an upset.

———

Taylor reported from Washington.