Doug Collins says he won’t run for office next election cycle

Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) announced Monday morning that he won’t be running for office this November.

Collins served Georgia’s 27th district for one term, and Georgia’s 9th district for two terms. But in 2020 he opted to run for the Senate. He lost in the primary election to former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who then lost to Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.). Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) replaced Collins in the House.

“During my time in Congress, I was able to accomplish a great deal for the folks that I served,” Collins said in a tweet.

Now, he plans to remain involved in politics. “I do plan on staying involved in shaping our conservative message to help Republicans win back the house and the Senate,” the former congressman said.