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A look at Ga.'s 14 congressional races

Here is a breakdown of the 14 congressional races on the Nov. 6 ballot. Financial information provided for contested races as of Sept. 30, the latest period available on the website of the Federal Election Commission.


Congressional District 1

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, faces Democrat Lesli Rae Messinger of Savannah. Kingston, 57, was first elected in 1992 and ran unopposed in the primary. Messinger, 57, is a small business owner who defeated a Democratic opponent in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Kingston had $1.1 million in cash on hand while Messinger was carrying a negative balance of $4,593.


Congressional District 2

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Columbus, faces Republican John House of Midland. Bishop, 65, was first elected in 1992 and ran unopposed in the primary. House, 59, is a consultant and part-time university instructor who defeated two Republican opponents in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Bishop had $378,126 in cash on hand while House had $16,656 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 3

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Sharpsburg, is running unopposed after defeating two Republican challengers in the primary. No Democrat is on the ballot.


Congressional District 4

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, Jr., D-Decatur, faces Republican J. Chris Vaughn of Conyers. Johnson, 58, was first elected in 2006 and defeated two challengers in the primary. Vaughn, 46, is a minister who defeated a Republican opponent in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Johnson had $47,574 in cash on hand while Vaughn had $3,076 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 5

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, faces Republican Howard Stopeck of Atlanta. Lewis, 72, was first elected in 1986 and defeated a challenger in the primary. Stopeck, 73, is a retired attorney who was unopposed in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Lewis had $225,573 in cash on hand. The latest report available for Stopeck was July 30, which showed the candidate with $500 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 6

U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, faces Democrat Jeff Kazanow of Roswell. Price, 58, was first elected in 2004 and was unopposed in the primary. Kazanow, 57, is a business consultant who defeated a Democratic opponent in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Price had $1.6 million in cash on hand. The latest report available for Kazanow was July 11, which showed the candidate with $2,786 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 7

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, faces Democrat Steve Reilly of Lawrenceville. Woodall, 42, was first elected in 2010 and defeated a challenger in the primary. Reilly, 51, is an attorney who was unopposed in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Woodall had $72,661 in cash on hand. The latest report available for Reilly was July 15, which showed the candidate with $2,148 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 8

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, is running unopposed after also drawing no challenger in the primary. No Democrat is on the ballot.


Congressional District 9

The fight for Georgia's newest seat in Congress features Republican state Rep. Doug Collins, 46, of Gainesville and Democrat Jody Cooley, a 51-year-old attorney from Gainesville. Collins emerged from a bruising three-way primary, while Cooley ran unopposed. As of Sept. 30, Collins had $81,836 in cash on hand while Cooley had $31,798 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 10

U.S. Rep. Paul C. Broun, R-Athens, is running unopposed after defeating a Republican opponent in the primary. No Democrat is on the ballot.


Congressional District 11

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, faces Democrat Patrick Thompson of Roswell. Gingrey, 70, was first elected in 2002 and defeated two primary challengers. Thompson, 55, is a sales manager who ran unopposed in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Gingrey had $1.8 million in cash on hand. The latest report available for Thompson was July 11, which showed the candidate with $800 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 12

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta, faces Republican Lee Anderson of Grovetown. Barrow, 56, was first elected in 2004 and was unopposed in the primary. Anderson, 55, is a state lawmaker and farmer who emerged from a bruising four-person primary. As of Sept. 30, Barrow had $1.19 million in cash on hand while Anderson had $174,297 in cash on hand.


Congressional District 13

U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Riverdale, faces Republican S. Malik of Riverdale. Scott, 67, was first elected in 2002 and was unopposed in the primary. Malik, 63, is a businessman who also ran unopposed in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Scott had $225,606 in cash on hand. No financial documents were available for Malik on the FEC website.


Congressional District 14

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, faces Democrat Daniel "Danny" Grant of Fort Oglethorpe. Graves, 42, was first elected in 2010 and was unopposed in the primary. Grant, 54, is an electrician who was also unopposed in the primary. As of Sept. 30, Graves had $182,025 in cash on hand. The latest report available for Grant was July 11, which showed the candidate had $41 in cash on hand.


Information from the Georgia Secretary of State's Office and the Federal Election Commission.

Comments

Shinedownfan 2 years ago

Get out and vote for John House! ...and Lee County, please hold your votes until Albany has all of their votes turned in, so we don't go to bed thinking Sanford lost and wake up hearing he is still our representative.

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waltspecht 2 years ago

Put House in the House! Boot Bishop! He isn't even smart enough to avoid getting caught in his own misdeeds, never mind those of his Family and supporters. It is rumored he has problems locating bathrooms on airplanes. Is this what we want representing us?

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D5S 2 years ago

He obviously doesn't know how to vet federal grant requests either. Haven't you heard about the $75,000 grant, our tax dollars, getting lost?

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