ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Both candidates in the tight 2nd District Congressional race and their volunteers made a final push to get voters to the polls Tuesday.
Republicans say this seat is ripe for the taking, but Representative Sanford Bishop says the fight doesn't end until the polls close. It's been a busy day for the Congressman, it started Columbus, where he talked with several radio stations trying to get his final message out to voters.
It wasn't until around 2:00 PM Tuesday afternoon that the Congressman arrived at his campaign headquarters on Dawson Road. Supporters have had a busy day, calling voters encouraging them to get to the polls. Bishop said he's been encouraged by the enthusiasm of his base voters and the turnout. He feels confident that his record stands for itself.
"Let the work that's I've done speak for me and I'm not interested in tarring and feathering the other individual I just want people to evaluate my work and to see whether or not it has enhanced their quality of life in terms of promoting jobs and a stronger economy and promoting education," said Rep. Sanford Bishop, (D)-Georgia.
Bishop said he hopes voters realize the importance of this race and the serious choices that had to be made. Bishop did say he was encourage by what he'd heard from supporters Tuesday. He's hoping for and expecting a win. Bishop serves on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which including the sub-committees for agriculture, defense, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs.