Doug Collins Weighs 2022 Challenge to Brian Kemp or Raphael Warnock

Story and photo courtesy of Patricia Murphy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Perdue isn’t the only 2020 GOP casualty considering a comeback.

Former U.S. Rep. Doug Collins said he is looking at a challenge to either Gov. Brian Kemp or U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who are both up for reelection in 2022.

Collins, who represented the 9th Congressional District for eight years, finished third in the 2020 special election to succeed former Sen. Johnny Isakson. Warnock and former Sen. Kelly Loeffler advanced to the January runoff, which Warnock won.

“We’ve got a good background. People in the state know us,” Collins said in an interview. “Am I open to considering a run for the Senate or governor? Yes.”

As for a timeline, Collins said he’s not in a hurry to decide, but, “We’ll be making that decision over the next little bit.”

While he considers his next step in politics, Collins has already decided what’s in his immediate future. He’s joined Oliver & Weidner, a law firm in Habersham County, where he’ll handle civil and criminal litigation.

And like many GOP personalities before him, Collins will also host a daily radio show. He’ll take over the 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm timeslot on the John Fredericks Talk Radio Network at the beginning of March.

Only Collins knows if he’ll get back into politics. But unlike other longtime politicians, he never seemed to tire of the demands of the campaign trail.

Two weeks after conceding his Senate race to Loeffler, he was back out on the trail stumping for her, most notably calling Warnock’s position as a pro-choice pastor “a lie from the pit of Hell.”

Read the full report by Patricia Murphy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution