Former Rep. Collins Won’t Run for US Senate or Georgia Governor in 2022

Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) announced on April 26 he won’t seek a U.S. Senate seat or run for Georgia governor in 2022. “For those who may wonder, 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 the Senate and help more strong conservative candidates get elected here in Georgia,” he said in a statement. Collins ran unsuccessfully to finish a six-year term that originally belonged to Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) after Isakson retired due to failing health. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who was appointed to serve about a year in the seat, also ran, as did Raphael Warnock, a Democrat. Collins came in third. Loeffler and Warnock advanced to a runoff, which Warnock won, helping Democrats flip control of the Senate. Collins was a popular choice among Republicans for a …

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