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Georgia governor asks citizens to apply online for US Senate

Ben Nadler

Atlanta – Who wants to be a senator? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Georgians who think they have what it takes to apply online.

Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he’s stepping down in December due to health issues.

And he’d like to hear from you, if you’re interested.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp addresses the media at a news conference at his Atlanta headquarters. Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he's stepping down in December 2019 due to health issues.

“To ensure an open and transparent appointment process, I am encouraging all Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate to submit their name and qualifications,” Kemp said in a statement Tuesday.

The unusual request links to an online form where applicants are asked to upload their resumes and fill out a short questionnaire.

Whoever Kemp appoints would need to defend the seat in a November 2020 special election.