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Doug Collins stops in LaGrange, West Point on campaign for Senate seat

Doug Collins stopped in LaGrange Friday morning as he continues his campaign for Senate. Other speakers Friday included former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Congressman Drew Ferguson, Senator Matt Brass and Representative Randy Nix.

“I believe this country is founded on those principles — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Collins said. “Be very scared when you have someone like the democrats who will tell you that they want to be a guarantee of happiness. They want government to give you a guarantee, and I’m going to tell you what our founders knew — that American people were the most resilient in history.”

Collins is in a tight Senate battle with current Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrats Raphael Warnock and Matt Lieberman.

The Senate race is a special election, meaning if no candidate tops the 50 percent threshold the top two candidates will head for a run-off, regardless of party.

While in LaGrange, Collins hit on hot topic issues, including the right to life and the right to bear arms.

“I am the son of a Georgia State Trooper,” Collins said. “I was learning to shoot and how to handle a gun responsibly before I could ride a bike.”

Collins said that he had obligation to ensure that future generations have right to keep and bear arms.

When it comes to pro-life, Collins said it is one of his top priorities to the protect the unborn.

“Jordan Collins, my daughter, we knew she was going to have spina bifida before she was born,” Collins said. “They told my wife that she didn’t have to go through with the pregnancy. My wife told them that ‘God gave us this child, God can take this child but we will never take this child.’ I have fought for life here in Georgia and the Georgia House with the ultrasound bill, the fetal pain bill and fought against the radical left in Washington D.C.”

Collins currently represents the Georgia’s 9th Congressional District. Collins is a former pastor and Iraq War veteran and also serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

“I want to tell all the liberal mayors and liberal governors, until you decide to put on a uniform, put on a gun and go do the job that you want to get rid of, you need to sit down, shut up and get behind them,” Collins said. “There are bad ones that we need to get out, but those good ones, we need to support.”

When asked why he decided to run for senate, Collins said it wasn’t about a program or plan but three principles.

“Those three principles are actually people,” Collins said. “Jordan, Copelan and Cameron. They are my three kids, and they represent your kids, your nieces, your nephews.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said America needed Collins as a senator.

“He is who he is,” Huckabee said. “He does not mind being known as a person who is unapologetically pro-life, pro second amendment, pro Trump. Nobody has fought harder for the president than Doug Collins.”   

Congressman Drew Ferguson endorsed Collins early on in April.

“I did it for a couple of reasons,” Ferguson said. “Number one, I think he is one of the finest gentlemen that I ever had the privilege to meet. He’s the one you want to watch to lead America … The other reason is because I know we are in the battle and will continue to be in the battle for this country.”

Ferguson said there has been no one that has been a stronger advocate for Trump than Collins.

Collins also visited West Point Friday morning on his campaign.

“I believe this country is founded on those principles — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Collins said. “Be very scared when you have someone like the democrats who will tell you that they want to be a guarantee of happiness. They want government to give you a guarantee, and I’m going to tell you what our founders knew — that American people were the most resilient in history.”

Collins is in a tight Senate battle with current Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrats Raphael Warnock and Matt Lieberman.

The Senate race is a special election, meaning if no candidate tops the 50 percent threshold the top two candidates will head for a run-off, regardless of party.

While in LaGrange, Collins hit on hot topic issues, including the right to life and the right to bear arms.

“I am the son of a Georgia State Trooper,” Collins said. “I was learning to shoot and how to handle a gun responsibly before I could ride a bike.”

Collins said that he had obligation to ensure that future generations have right to keep and bear arms.

When it comes to pro-life, Collins said it is one of his top priorities to the protect the unborn.

“Jordan Collins, my daughter, we knew she was going to have spina bifida before she was born,” Collins said. “They told my wife that she didn’t have to go through with the pregnancy. My wife told them that ‘God gave us this child, God can take this child but we will never take this child.’ I have fought for life here in Georgia and the Georgia House with the ultrasound bill, the fetal pain bill and fought against the radical left in Washington D.C.”

Collins currently represents the Georgia’s 9th Congressional District. Collins is a former pastor and Iraq War veteran and also serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

“I want to tell all the liberal mayors and liberal governors, until you decide to put on a uniform, put on a gun and go do the job that you want to get rid of, you need to sit down, shut up and get behind them,” Collins said. “There are bad ones that we need to get out, but those good ones, we need to support.”

When asked why he decided to run for senate, Collins said it wasn’t about a program or plan but three principles.

“Those three principles are actually people,” Collins said. “Jordan, Copelan and Cameron. They are my three kids, and they represent your kids, your nieces, your nephews.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said America needed Collins as a senator.

“He is who he is,” Huckabee said. “He does not mind being known as a person who is unapologetically pro-life, pro second amendment, pro Trump. Nobody has fought harder for the president than Doug Collins.”   

Congressman Drew Ferguson endorsed Collins early on in April.

“I did it for a couple of reasons,” Ferguson said. “Number one, I think he is one of the finest gentlemen that I ever had the privilege to meet. He’s the one you want to watch to lead America … The other reason is because I know we are in the battle and will continue to be in the battle for this country.”

Ferguson said there has been no one that has been a stronger advocate for Trump than Collins.

Collins also visited West Point Friday morning on his campaign.