After years of re-election, Georgia’s leading congressman is preparing for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers line up for the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums for target the Democrat who has held the seat for 30 years.
Rep. Sanford Bishop, a black Democrat first elected in 1992, was listed among the most vulnerable House Democrats in the fall by his own party. Last year, the Republican-controlled state legislature redesigned its 2nd District seat in southwestern Georgia to dilute the influence of black voters.
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