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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The candidates are in a tight south Georgia congressional race. Their volunteers worked late into the night trying to stir up as many votes as possible.

Republicans expect to rack up major gains in Congress Tuesday. The 2nd District race could be an early indicator of just how good the night will be for the GOP.

If nine-term incumbent Democrat Sanford Bishop falls to Mike Keown, it may be a sign that Republicans will have similar victories across the country.

Sanford Bishop greeted supporters at his campaign headquarters on Dawson road. After a long day driving through the district, he's still energized by the community's support.

"We were very well received and had an encouraging response from people," said Bishop.

Volunteers and staffers called nearly 1,000 people Monday asking for their vote. Mike Keown endorsers also dialed for support at his campaign headquarters on Slappey Blvd.

Earlier, Keown thanked people for their support at a bus tour stop in Albany.

Keowns outreach encourages Jerome Woodham who's spending his vacation calling hundreds of prospect voters.

"We're spending too much," said Woodham. "To keep my job I now have to provide my own transportation resulting in a 10% cut in may pay. It has to stop somewhere."

Woodham says he's fed up with Bishop's positions on taxes, social security, and cap and trade.

As some supporters rally for Keown, others count on Bishop's victory as they show their continuing support before the big day.

The polls open Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. You can watch the results come in Tuesday night  on WALB and at walb.com.


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