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Keown surges in donations

Mike Keown, flanked by his wife, and his campaign manager Mike Keown, flanked by his wife, and his campaign manager

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  Republican Congressional candidate Mike Keown surpassed Democratic incumbent Sanford Bishop in donations.

Keown says he raised about $368,000 since the beginning of his campaign. In the second quarter he raised about $70 more than Bishop.

Keown says 97% of his supporters are from people and businesses right here in Southwest Georgia.

"It's just a clear indication that the people are tired of what's going on in Washington and feel like no one is listening to us. They want somebody who's going to go to Washington and tell them what we want and what we need in Southwest Georgia."

Keown says he wants to repeal the healthcare bill and protect southwest Georgians from the cap and trade bill that he says will kill jobs for farmers.

He also plans to put somebody on staff whose sole purpose is to focus on economic development in southwest Georgia.

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