The race was among the first Georgia runoffs called Tuesday night, indicating Collins’ strong margin of victory over Jones. In the process, he handed former President Donald Trump another defeat of one of his hand-picked candidates in Georgia.
Trump’s endorsement of Jones in the 10th District came as part of a deal to clear the path for ex-U.S. Sen. David Perdue to run as the former president’s hand-picked candidate in the governor’s race. Perdue lost his primary to incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.