Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) will pick Isakson's successor, who will then face an election in November 2020.
Kemp has launched a website where Republicans who want to be considered for the proposal may submit their resumes, and Collins said he had done so.
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Isakson announced his plans to leave office in late August, citing his health struggles after sustaining a fall which left him with broken ribs in July. He has also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and recently underwent kidney surgery.Collins was a state representative before being elected to his House seat in 2012.