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Ga. governor expected to defy Trump in Senate pick

Dec 03, 2019 - The Washington Post
Board and Executive Moves

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to tap business executive Kelly Loeffler for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson (R), according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that has ignited an intraparty fight as allies of President Trump mount a last-minute campaign to pressure the governor to change his mind.

The selection of Loeffler, a longtime Republican donor and financial executive, would defy the wishes of Trump as well as his congressional allies a...