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URGENT – Georgia governor defies Trump in appointing businesswoman to US Senate

(CNN) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday appointed Atlanta businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to take over the seat of retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson. Kemp, a Republican, had been pressed by President Donald Trump to appoint Rep. Doug Collins, CNN previously reported, but selected Loeffler in a rare act of defiance against Trump by a member of his own party. Isakson is retiring on December 31 due to health concerns.



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