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Bishop Credits His Record on Jobs for Re-election

ATLANTA (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says his record of delivering jobs to constituents in southwest Georgia sealed his re-election in what was otherwise a grim year for fellow House Democrats.

Bishop of Columbus defeated Republican Mike Keown to win a 10th term in Georgia's 2nd District, a seat the GOP fought hard to win Tuesday as Republican took control of the House.

Bishop said Wednesday voters were less concerned about his party affiliation than his success at bringing jobs and construction projects to Fort Benning in Columbus and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.

Bishop, who sits on the budget subcommittee that oversees military appropriations, says he's not concerned about losing influence in a Republican-controlled House. He notes that he's served under presidents and House speakers of both parties.


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