Doug Collins

After failed Senate bid, Doug Collins joins Clarkesville law firm

After failed Senate bid, Doug Collins joins Clarkesville law firm

CLARKESVILLE -- Former Congressman Doug Collins, who finished behind Raphael Warnock in November's jungle primary for the U.S. Senate, has joined a law firm in Clarkesville. Collins, who represented the Ninth Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives, today announced that he has joined the law firm of Oliver & Weidner LLC, where he will specialize in civil and criminal litigation. “I’m thrilled to announce that I have joined Oliver & Weidner,” said Collins. “Bill and Jim have long been friends and are well respected for the service they provide to families and businesses here in our…
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Georgians react to confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Georgians react to confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

From the governor's office, to the halls of Congress, to homes throughout the state, Georgians were quick to react to the senate's speedy confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett was sworn-in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at a White House Ceremony Monday night just minutes after being confirmed by the Senate. Georgians made their thoughts known on social media. Here are what your fellow Georgians had to say about the newest Supreme Court justice. First, your elected officials: https://twitter.com/GovKemp/status/1320880847491399681 https://twitter.com/JanJonesGA/status/1320890425402626048 https://twitter.com/DarshunKendrick/status/1320896396069949440 https://twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1320898634179891200 https://twitter.com/SenatorLoeffler/status/1320897909999763458 Next, a few Georgia citizens: https://twitter.com/wilson_alexys/status/1320882569383215110 https://twitter.com/AnnNabors4/status/1320897706236252160 https://twitter.com/aliciadine/status/1320895264232714241 https://twitter.com/CarolD1228/status/1320900498686435328
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Loeffler, Collins and Warnock clash at Senate debate

Loeffler, Collins and Warnock clash at Senate debate

Candidates vying for U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat from Georgia squared off for the first time in a debate Monday that touched on the coronavirus response, criminal justice reforms and concerns that not all challengers are getting a fair shake in the crowded free-for-all race. Sixteen candidates including Loeffler took the stage in two separate debates hosted back-to-back by the Atlanta Press Club, marking a split format that several candidates said did not give them a real shot at taking on the incumbent senator. Loeffler, an Atlanta businesswoman and Republican who was appointed to replace retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson…
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No Surprise: Democrats and Republicans split on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

No Surprise: Democrats and Republicans split on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Georgia Republicans and Democrats went to their respective corners after President Donald Trump nominated conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Peach State’s two Republican senators are all-in on the nomination and pushing for Senate confirmation of Barrett before the Nov. 3 election. “With her background as a former clerk to the late Justice [Antonin] Scalia and an originalist, Judge Barrett will protect individual liberties including the right to life, the Second Amendment and religious liberties by ensuring the Constitution and our laws are applied as written,”…
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Georgia Senate Candidate Doug Collins slams Ruth Bader Ginsberg on abortion hours after her death

Georgia Senate Candidate Doug Collins slams Ruth Bader Ginsberg on abortion hours after her death

What happened: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died Friday night. Just hours after her death, Georgia Senate candidate Doug Collins slammed her on Twitter for her stance on abortion. The Tweet: Below is the Tweet from Doug Collins. https://twitter.com/CollinsforGA/status/1307129730961936386 Why it matters: It is generally accepted when a politician dies people refrain from criticism of the deceased. This common practice is seen in politics, in celebrity deaths and is extended to private citizens by their families. In the United States we have an expression not to "speak ill of the dead." Another reason this matters is that Doug Collins,…
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Georgia republicans split over Loeffler and Collins

Georgia republicans split over Loeffler and Collins

Top Republican candidates in Georgia vying to fill former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term in the U.S. Senate rolled out big-name backers on the campaign trail this week ahead of the Nov. 3 special election. U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed to the seat in January following Isakson’s retirement, launched a second statewide tour set to feature Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. She held a campaign rally in Marietta Friday with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., joined her for…
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