Jackson – According to quarterly reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) today, Mac Collins, who is exploring a campaign for Congress in Georgia’s newly drawn 8th District, received over $130,000 in campaign contributions during the month of June.
Collins previously filed a federally required campaign Statement of Organization with the FEC on June 10, 2005.
During the reporting period Collins received contributions from many Republican leaders including: U.S. Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Republican Whip Roy Blunt, Republican Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor, and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds, as well as, the entire Georgia Congressional House delegation.
“We are receiving a lot of encouragement from the people who know us best: our family, friends, former constituents and colleagues in Congress, to again run for Congress,” said Collins. “It’s overwhelming to have such strong support from the people who know me best and appreciate my common-sense approach to leadership.
“It’s still early, we are more than a year away from next year’s election, but Julie and I are getting closer to making an announcement on a potential run for Congress.”
Mac Collins, a Butts County native, has been married to the former Julie Watkins of Jackson, Georgia for 41 years and has been a small business owner for 43 years in Georgia. Together they have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Collins previously served on the Butts County Commission, 1977-80 (chairman); in the Georgia Senate, 1989-93, U.S. House of Representatives, 1992-2004; and was a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004.
Collins collected $130,200 in contributions during the month of June. (Source: www.fec.gov)