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Bishop, Keown agree that campaign is hardball

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  It's 18 days until the November 2nd election, and both candidates in the District Two Congressional Race say they are confident of victory. But both acknowledge the campaign is getting nasty.

18 year Democratic Congressional incumbent Sanford Bishop says he wants voters to study his record and that of his opponent's, ridiculing Republican Mike Keown's six years as a State Representative, calling him a 'robber.'

Keown rips Bishop's vote for the stimulus plans, The Obama administration's health care reform, and cap and trade bills, while questioning his ethics.

"We feel like people need to know that here is a congressman who took money meant for needy college students in the 2nd Congressional District, and he gave that money to his family," said Keown.

"My opponent, on the other hand, has done a lot of things I term 'reverse robin hood.'  He has robbed our seniors, our property tax owners, our property owners, and our young people," said Bishop.

Bishop says his polling shows him with the lead in the race. Both candidates will face off in debate October 28th at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.


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