Doug Collins, former Georgia GOP congressman, won’t run in upcoming elections

Doug Collins, former Georgia GOP congressman, won’t run in upcoming elections


After mulling a run for Senate or governor next year in Georgia, former Republican Rep. Doug Collins has decided to sit on the sidelines during the 2022 election cycle.

“I’m announcing today that I will not be a candidate for any office in the next election cycle,” the former four-term congressman said Monday on Twitter.

In an accompanying statement, Collins said “this is goodbye for now, but probably not forever. I do plan on staying involved in shaping our conservative message to help Republicans win back the House and Senate and help more strong, conservative candidates get elected here in Georgia.”

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And he emphasized that “I believe that we, as conservatives, must be able to clearly communicate our values and I will help keep that fight going.”

Collins, an ally of then-President Donald Trump, ran last year in the special election to fill the final two years of former GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term. But then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the reelection

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