Another Republican running to succeed Jody Hice in Georgia’s 10th District

Another Republican running to succeed Jody Hice in Georgia's 10th District

Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA — Another Republican candidate has entered the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Greensboro, who is leaving Congress to run for Georgia secretary of state. Mike Collins, a small business owner from Jackson, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District in next May’s primary. Collins is positioning himself as a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump and brings to the race the endorsement of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia. More: Paul Broun announces campaign for Jody Hice congressional seat, which he previously held “I’m running for Congress because the radical left is out of control,” Collins said. “The liberals in Washington, D.C., won’t stop until someone stands up to them, and for hard-working Georgians. “I’m pro-Trump, pro-life and will protect our Second Amendment rights. I’m running to fight for the families and small business owners in my community and around the country. I won’t bow to the woke mob’s cancel culture or (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi’s job-killing, gun-grabbing agenda.” The 10th Congressional District covers a large swath of rural areas and small cities between Atlanta and Augusta, including Athens and Milledgeville. Collins has owned and operated several successful businesses during the past three decades, including a trucking company he has grown from a single truck to a fleet of 115. He is a board member of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association and graduated from Georgia State University with a business degree. He joins […]

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