Businessman Matt Lieberman says he will run for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat

The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.

Matt Lieberman said in a statement Thursday that he's running because he's "fed up with the do-nothing politicians who care more about getting re-elected than governing."

“I am running because I am fed up with the do-nothing politicians who care more about getting re-elected than governing. The people of Georgia deserve representatives that will fight the NRA, stand up for reproductive rights, and support policies to ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health care.”

— - Matt Lieberman 

According to Lieberman's campaign, he is a graduate of Yale College as well as Yale Law School. He is the father of two daughters, Tess and Willie, and lives in Cobb County. 

Sen. Isakson is stepping down in December due to health issues. Gov. Brian Kemp will appoint a replacement, who will serve until a special election is held in November 2020 to fill the last two years of Sen. Isakson's term.