Collins seeks appointment to Isakson seat

Collins seeks appointment to Isakson seat
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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. 
More than 200 people have submitted their applications, including former Libertarian Senate candidate Allen Buckley and Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols.