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Report Claims Rep. Doug Collins Considering Potential Senate Run

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CORRECTION: An aide for Doug Collins told the Daily Caller that the Georgia Congressman had not confirmed his intent to run for Senate. Reports from the Atlanta Journal Constitution previously noted Collins will be at the state capitol Tuesday and is lining up campaign staff and notifying local politicians and supporters of a possible run.

Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins is potentially considering a run for the battleground Senate seat in Georgia, Monday reports claim.

Collins will likely face the newly appointed Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the election, which will take place in November. The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Politico first reported the news, saying Collins has even consulted the White House about the planned run for Senate.

AJC further reported that Collins will be at the Statehouse in Atlanta Tuesday while rallying support for a potential run.

In December 2019, Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp officially announced Kelly Loeffler, a businesswoman from Georiga, as his choice to replace outgoing Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. (RELATED: Georgia Governor Officially Taps Kelly Loeffler To US Senate)

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) leaves the Senate floor after the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was adjourned for the day on January 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson announced in August that he would resign from the Senate, citing health reasons, setting up Kemp to choose Loeffler as his replacement. It is now likely Collins will take on Loeffler a primary election. Loeffler was sworn in as a United States senator on Jan. 6.

(This post was updated from a prior version)

(Christian Datoc contributed to this report)