Rickey Bevington interviews Sen. Nikema Williams
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Rickey Bevington interviews Sen. Nikema Williams

Just a few hours before the top Democratic presidential hopefuls were set to take the debate stage at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, there were new reports from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that President Donald Trump was pushing for Rep. Doug Collins to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently closed an application to replace the retiring senator. About 500 people applied.

Kemp is expected to announce Isakson's successor before Isakson leaves office at the end of the year.

GPB's Rickey Bevington went over the breaking news with state Sen. Nikema Williams, chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, during a live broadcast from the media center just a studio away from the debate stage. GPB's Rickey Bevington interviews State Senator and Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, Nikema Williams from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta ahead of the fifth Democratic presidential debate.

Bevington also asked Williams about the Democrats' standing going into next year's two Senate races and what she'll be listening for during the debate.

Bevington also asked Sen. Williams about the Democrats' standing going into next year's 2 Senate races.
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Bevington also asked Sen. Williams about the Democrats' standing going into next year's 2 Senate races.