Doug Collins Announces He Will Not Run for Senate

Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Monday that he won’t be running for any office this election cycle, ending speculation that he could mount another Senate bid after falling short in 2020.

Collins likely would have been the most prominent Republican to challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) had he chosen to run in the 2022 midterm cycle.

“I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for any office in the next election cycle,” Collins said in a statement posted to social media.

But Collins indicated he doesn’t plan to leave politics altogether at this point.

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