Keown speaks on Bishop scholarships, fundraising - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Keown speaks on Bishop scholarships, fundraising

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Congressional candidate Mike Keown says Congressman Sanford Bishop shouldn't need a rule book to know the difference between right and wrong.

Mike Keown addressed the Artesian City Sertoma Club in Albany Thursday afternoon.

He told the group that Bishop is raking in fundraising money from people in other states, whereas, most of Keown's dollars are coming from the people who live in the second congressional district.

For the first time, Keown also publicly addressed reports about Bishop's family and staff members of his wife receiving scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus.

"I think everybody knows it's not right. It's not hard to figure out what's right and what's wrong and in this instance, I think definitely it was wrong. He knows that," said Keown. "If he needs us to draw everything out in black and white so that we can tell him what's right and wrong, it makes me wonder really about the decision making process he goes through to make other decisions."

Bishop did not violate any rules in place at the time governing the scholarships, but he did repay more than $6,300 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Absentee ballots will be mailed out tomorrow in Ward 2 run-off

    Absentee ballots will be mailed out tomorrow in Ward 2 run-off

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 4:34 PM EST2017-11-21 21:34:28 GMT
    Early voting starts Monday. (Source: WALB)Early voting starts Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Absentee ballots will be mailed out Wednesday in a hotly contested city commission run-off. 

    More >>

    Absentee ballots will be mailed out Wednesday in a hotly contested city commission run-off. 

    More >>
  • Engineers wanted for volunteer Dougherty Co. boards

    Engineers wanted for volunteer Dougherty Co. boards

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 4:32 PM EST2017-11-21 21:32:28 GMT
    Engineers are need for a couple volunteer boards. (Source: WALB)Engineers are need for a couple volunteer boards. (Source: WALB)

    The county commission approved a large number of annual board positions this week, including roles with Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful and the Hospital Authority. 

    More >>

    The county commission approved a large number of annual board positions this week, including roles with Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful and the Hospital Authority. 

    More >>
  • Small business owners ready for holiday shoppers

    Small business owners ready for holiday shoppers

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-11-21 21:29:07 GMT
    The owner of Merle Norman in Albany is preparing for the holiday season. (Source: WALB)The owner of Merle Norman in Albany is preparing for the holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    From those who have been in small business for decades, to those who are newer to the small business community, small business owners are gearing up for what should be a busy weekend. 

    More >>

    From those who have been in small business for decades, to those who are newer to the small business community, small business owners are gearing up for what should be a busy weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly