Doug Collins

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Doug Collins
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U.S. Representative from Georgia's 9th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 – present
Predecessor Tom Graves
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former State Representative from Georgia's 27th District
From: January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2017
Predecessor Stacey Reece
Successor Lee Hawkins
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa Jordan
Religion Southern Baptist
Military Service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Service Years 2002 – present (reserve)
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 94th Airlift Wing
Battles/wars Iraq War

Douglas Allens “Doug” Collins (born August 16, 1966 (age 54)) is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia's 9th congressional district.

Military service

Collins served in the United States Air Force as a chaplain since 2002. Completing a deployment between 2008 and 2009, Collins earned his rank as Lieutenant Colonel and is currently a reservist.

Political career

U.S. House of Representatives

In March 2019 Collins entered the full unredacted testimony of Bruce Ohr into the Congressional Record.[1]

During the impeachment coup in December 2019, Collins avidly defended President Trump throughout and gave a compelling speech which elicited a standing ovation from fellow House Republicans.[2][3]

2020 Senate run

See: 2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia

Collins said in December 2019 that he was considering running for the Senate in 2020, saying he wasn't "ruling it out".[4] He later announced on January 29, 2020 that he officially launched a campaign to run for the seat currently held by Kelly Loeffler.[5]

Criticism of Kelly Loeffler

Collins has strongly criticized Loeffler for what is perceived to be insufficient conservatism, such as her support by an anti-Trump group.[6]

Jungle primary results

In the jungle primary coinciding with all the other 2020 general elections, Collins finished third place behind Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock.[7] Since no candidate got a majority of the vote, a runoff will be held between the top two, thus Collins being disqualified and losing the election.

Political views

Collins is a strong conservative who opposes abortion, gun control, and amnesty.[8]

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