State Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, recently picked up another endorsement from one of Georgia’s former representatives in Washington D.C., in his quest to become the state’s next lieutenant governor.
Former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins offered his support for Shafer, according to a statement form the senator’s campaign. Collins served in congress from 1993 to 2005.
“David Shafer has served with distinction in the Georgia Senate,” Collins said in a statement. “His conservative approach to Georgia’s legislative business has led his fellow members to elect him President Pro Temp of the Senate. David Shafer has the experience of leadership needed to serve Georgia well as the next Lieutenant Governor and I am glad to endorse him.”
Collins joins long list of high profile endorsements for Shafer, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, state Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and former U.S. Reps. John Linder, Bob Barr, Ben Blackburn and Fletcher Thompson.