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.”
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