Lieberman’s son first Democrat vying for Isakson Senate seat

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FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman said in a statement Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 that he’s running because he’s “fed up with the do-nothing politicians who care more about getting re-elected than governing.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.

Matt Lieberman said in a statement Thursday that he’s running because he’s “fed up with the do-nothing politicians who care more about getting re-elected than governing.”

The 74-year-old Isakson recently announced he’ll retire in December due to health issues. A special election for the last two years of his term will be held in November 2020.

Lieberman will likely be one of many candidates, including whomever Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appoints to the post until the election is held.

He made the announcement without the backing of party leaders, who are currently vetting candidates they hope Democrats can rally behind.

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