10th District Runoff Candidates Receive Endorsements

June 19, 2014 12:15 pm

by Jon Richards · 3 comments

10th Congressional District runoff candidates Mike Collins and Jody Hice each received endorsements over the last few days.

Talk radio host and wife of former UGA Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley, Barbara Dooley endorsed Mike Collins for the seat, and cut a radio ad to promote the candidate.

Vince and I have always cared deeply about our community and having good folks like Mike Collins working for us in Washington is what we need. Mike is a rock-solid conservative with an actual plan to balance the budget, reduce the debt and get this economy back on track.

On Monday, former Georgia congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich also endorsed Collins, and offered his video endorsement:

I’ve known Mike Collins for a long time and I know where his heart is on advancing our conservative principles. Mike embodies the American entrepreneurial spirit, having successfully built a trucking company from the ground up that today employs more than 80 people. Just as we did with the Contract with America, Mike has a bold plan to balance the budget, reduce the debt and get this economy back on track with full-time employment. Mike is the type of conservative leader we need right now in Washington, who will roll up his sleeves and go to work.

Meanwhile, Peach Pundit founder, RedState editor and talk radio host Erick Erickson wrote about why he is supporting Jody Hice:

I spoke this past weekend at a fundraiser for Jody Hice. I am supporting Jody and, luckily, the largest part of population in his district lies within my listening audience’s reach in Atlanta. I am happy to encourage people to support him.

Between Jody Hice and Mike Collins, I have a hard time believing Collins, the son of a former Congress who name drops his Washington connections on the campaign trail, will tell Republican leaders no to much of anything. Jody Hice will tell them no and I am proud to support him.

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John Vestal June 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Mike Collins, definitely. Jody Hice is maybe as much of a dominionist as David “Book of Lies” Barton and Barton’s taller “Mini-Me”, Barry Loudermilk.

xdog June 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Agreed. Collins may not be much, we’ll have to see, but at least he doesn’t claim to be especially informed by God concerning public policy. Hice is Paul Broun with a microphone.

c_murrayiii June 20, 2014 at 12:54 am

This is my home district and its time for the embarrassing Congressional representation to end, so I hope Collins takes it.