Matt Lieberman, the son of former Connecticut senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman, is running for Senate in Georgia.
Lieberman told POLITICO he will run in a special election for the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who has announced that he plans to resign at the end of this year due to health concerns. Lieberman’s statement on Thursday that he has decided to run as a Democrat makes him the first candidate from either party to announce an intended bid for the seat, and his decision comes before Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has announced a replacement for Isakson.
A businessman and former adviser to his father’s campaigns, Lieberman, 52, has lived in Georgia since 2005. In an interview, he said he plans to combine his political insight from his father’s career and his experience in the private sector over the past two decades as the basis for his run.