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Georgia's Collins to Challenge Newly Sworn-In GOP Senator

Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP

Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia has announced that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican, setting up a battle that could divide the state party this election year.

Collins made the announcement Wednesday morning on “Fox & Friends.” He said "we’re ready for a good time down here to keep defending this president." Collins waved off concerns that he and newly sworn-in GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler will tear each other apart and open the door for a Democrat to take the seat. Collins was President Donald Trump's pick for the seat, but Gov. Brian Kemp went with Loeffler instead.

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