Former Rep. Doug Collins has made the surprising decision not to launch a campaign for any political office next year. The news comes after many speculated Collins would either challenge Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock or seek to unseat Governor Brian Kemp.
I’m announcing today that I will not be a candidate for any office in the next election cycle. Read more ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/IruVtnjZl7
— Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) April 26, 2021
Fox News reports:
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 arm of the Senate GOP, backed Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
A source close to Collins told Fox News that the former congressman said he’d “left everything on the table last cycle” and that it was “time for somebody else to step up and run for statewide office.”
So far it’s unclear who will launch a Senate campaign to unseat Raphael Warnock. Trump has already endorsed football star Herschel Walker should he decide to run for office but Walker has yet to make a final decision. Kelly Loeffler has also hinted at a rematch between Warnock and herself but has yet to make an official announcement.
Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones recently announced his gubernatorial campaign to oust Republican Gov. Kemp from office.
I say Liz Cheney Should be Removed From Office
I don’t blame him, our government is broke and filled with corrupt scumbags and someone with integrity will go crazy being surrounded by the evil BS that has become normal in Washington, so good for him you are one of the few
The state is so dang deep it’s ridiculous. And you wonder how Trump got anything done at all. The man is a steam roller. He had 90 percent against him and still got more done then any other president in one term. When ppl find out what a farse is going on and how many ppl are not here anymore and how and who are imposters that’s when the ppl are gonna flip out and that’s when all holly hell will break out. God bless us all for you can not beat God o mighty but they continue to push don’t they
So…we are supposed to Hold the Line for the future…,but you won’t!!! Big disappointment..,you are now a scratch off…no coming back now.
I don’t think you can say that. He’s been on the firing line for a while and I understand that it takes everything out of you. Give him a couple years to recoup and then we’ll see what the climate looks like. He’s a good conservative so we hope he stays on the bench so he can come into the starting line-up again.
Have you and your family been PERSONALLY ATTACKED? Doug has and taking a rest isn’t wrong!
WHY do we keep losing the GOOD ones , while the RINOs stay forever
the rhinos have Soros and Steyer and the millionaires paying millions into their campaigns and that is why these monsters always get re-elected.
Loose the ones who are put up against the wall like you do this or take this or we are gonna do this so they commit or back off entirely. They know the deep state will get hung one day
Doug was supporter of Trump and maybe he thinks people will not vote for him because of that. I believe it is wrong however because what Biden is doing to his country will lose many democrats as well. Even the millions of illegals we have here now to not want many more millions to compete with. They also know there are coming many criminals in trough that border that will also commit crimes against them.
They only care about the vote cuz their families are protected
And we all know how “effective” Kelly Loeffler was (NOT!!) in that effort to beat that scumbag Warnock!! The sooner that “the Turtle” (McConnell) retires and that we get a more aggressive Leader in the House, the better off the GOP will be!! Current so-called “leadership” is a dead loss – and the GOP will get nowhere FAST with those bozos running the show!