As Gov. Brian Kemp, left, considers who to fill the U.S. Senate seat Johnny Isakson is leaving for health reasons, the governor’s allies have been flooded with messages from potential candidates for the appointment. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Potential appointees, candidates for Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat; more

Behind-the-scenes, “the shadow campaign” is underway for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s soon-to-be-vacated seat.

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tamar Hallerman discuss the potential Republican appointees Gov. Brian Kemp could assign to Isakson’s seat following his retirement, as well as potential Democratic challengers that could run come 2020. Bluestein and Hallerman also discuss Isakson’s return to the U.S. Capitol and more.

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