He became a national figure during the House impeachment hearings. Now Georgia congressman Doug Collins is running for Senate. Here is a taste of Richard Elliot’s piece at the website of WSB-TV in Atlanta:
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., made it official Wednesday that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat that Johnny Isakson had held.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler currently holds the seat after Gov. Brian Kemp’s handpicked her to fill it when Isakson resigned at the end of December.
Georgia evangelicals make up a big voting block in the Republican Party. Right now, the Faith and Freedom Coalition is keeping back and not taking an official stance on either candidate.
But that didn’t stop Kemp from asking them to support his pick for senator Wednesday.
Collins waiting until an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning to make the official announcement.
“I know there’s been some discussion about it, and I’ve been asked by y’all before about the Senate race down there, and I’m just going to confirm we’re in for the Georgia Senate race down here,” Collins said.
Collins is hoping for an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Read the rest here.
Collins, you may recall, apologized for claiming on Fox News that Nancy and Pelosi and the Democrats cared more about Iranian military leader Qased Soleimani than American soldiers. He also said that the Democrats were in love with terrorists.
Collins is an evangelical Christian. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the senior pastor of Chicopee Baptist Church. He currently attends Lakewood Baptist Church in Lakewood, Georgia.