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Bishop 'humbled, honored' by win

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany

ALBANY, Ga. -- After defeating Republican challenger John House in the Georgia Second Congressional District race, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., D-Albany, said Wednesday said he was grateful to God and the people of the district for the opportunity to continue to serve.

"I am again excited, humbled and honored by the people of the Second District," Bishop said after comfortably beating House by more than 6,000 votes to earn his 11th term in Congress.

The lawmaker picked up 162,416 votes (63.8 percent) to House's 92,315 votes (36.2 percent) in the newly redrawn district.

He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 and has held the seat since taking office in 1993.

"Quite frankly, I never thought I would serve for more than 20 years, but it's been a good 20 years," Bishop said. "I have really enjoyed the opportunity to serve as long as I have. It's allowed me to use the tools and blessings I have been given to help improve the lives of the people in the community and to impact lives in the Second District."

The congressman said he is eager to return to Washington.

"I want to work across the aisle to help continue our country's economy recovery and get our fiscal house in order," Bishop said. "This is not a Democratic challenge, this is not a Republican challenge, this is an American challenge. We owe it to future generations of Americans. This is our obligation as stewards of the public trust."

Bishop feels the country's economic woes are the biggest threat to the nation and must be overcome.

"We have got to balance our budget and get on track for fiscal responsibility in order to compete in the global marketplace," said Bishop. "We have to invest in education, especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to remain competitive. We also need to reinvest in out nation's infrastructure.

"These are the most important challenges we face, and we must confront them with a collective will."

Comments

Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Sanford Bishop and Jimmy Webb can take turns kissing my ........................

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

............Tootie McFrootie.....!

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Humbled? Shoot he knew he was gonna win. I said 5 months ago he would win and he will win again next time if he decides to run again. Unless they install term limits, he could be there until he is ready to retire.

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waltspecht 1 year, 5 months ago

He won because of the carefully redrawn district to provide him an advantage against any Caucasion Challenger. If that isn't reverse discrimination, I don't know what is.

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Hoodie 1 year, 5 months ago

God had nothing to do with this or any election........

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

Hey Sister Ruby!!!!! How's it going???? I was wondering where you "rolled" off to....welcome back. Did you watch the presidential election last night? Did your man win??? If not, what happened?

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Shut up coach, Why don't you jump off the cliff before Obuma pushes the U.S. off the cliff.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

shut up VSU!!!......and clean up your Vomit!!!

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Why don't you eat it, can't be no worse than that dog poop you eat everyt day.

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bigbob 1 year, 5 months ago

Bishop will never loose to a white challenger in very racist SOWEGA. The blacks are way more racist than any white in the U.S. Obumma got 97% of black vote & you know it was the color of his skin for alot of them.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

Isn't that how most whites got elected in Georgia for many years?

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

VOMIT STATE UNIVERSITY.....VOMITS AGAIN!!!

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

bubbash*turdneck (Eats his own Sh.........

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

you suck....and you are a loser......just like Romney......LOSER LOSER LOSER!!!! hahahahahaha

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Cartman 1 year, 5 months ago

Maybe Bishop will buck his trend and actually do something this term. But there I go daydreaming again.

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tywebb 1 year, 5 months ago

Bishop is the poster child for term limits. bsr is the poster child for birth control.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

YOOO HOOOO.......SISTER RUUUUBY!!!!!!! Hows it going?????? Why dont you roll on over here and talk to me??????? whats wrong????? Obama got your tongue????? hahahahahaha!!!!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

You can get in line to kiss my Tootie McFrootie!! You'll really enjoy it!!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

wash it first!!!!! hahahahahahahaha!!!!

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