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|Georgia State Senate District 11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||January 8, 2013|
Collins ran in a special election for Georgia State Senate District 11 but withdrew prior to the election. The seat was vacant following John Bulloch's (R) resignation on December 6, 2012. While he did not initially provide a reason, Bulloch had been hospitalized with meningitis the previous October. Bulloch was re-elected on November 6, 2012 unopposed. Collins was to face Marshall Berman (R), Dean Burke (R), Mike Keown (R), Eugene McNease (R), Brad Hughes (R) and Jeffrey G. Bivins (L) in the special election on January 8, 2013.
- Georgia Secretary of State, "List of Candidates on the January 08, 2013 Special Election Ballot," accessed December 14, 2012
- Albany Herald, "Lone Democrat bows out of Senate race," January 3, 2013
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Senator from southwest Georgia to step down," December 6, 2012
- Albany Herald, "Two officially qualify for special election to fill Bulloch's seat," December 10, 2012