Politicial Rewind: How Isakson's Resignation Affects Georgia's 2020 Elections

Aug 30, 2019

As Johnny Isakson prepares to step down from the U.S. Senate after four decades in public office, a panel of political leaders from both sides of the aisle join us to talk about the impact Isakson has had on Georgia and the nation, as well as on their own lives and careers.

What are the keystones of Isakson’s legacy? How does his unexpected decision to retire shake up the 2020 Georgia elections? Who is likely to be on Gov. Brian Kemp’s short list as a temporary replacement to Isakson’s seat? 

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, DeKalb County C.E.O Michael Thurmond, Georgia’s WIN List founder Melita Easters and former State Attorney General Sam Olens join us to reflect on Isakson’s influential career. 

Panelists:

Former U.S. Sen. (R-GA) Saxby Chambliss

AJC Lead Political Writer Jim Galloway

Georgia's WIN List found Melita Easters

Former Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond