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Lee Co. optician running for Congress

A Lee County optician will be running against Sanford Bishop for Congress in November. (Source: WALB) A Lee County optician will be running against Sanford Bishop for Congress in November. (Source: WALB)
Greg Duke (Source: WALB) Greg Duke (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A south Georgia optician will begin his uphill battle to try to oust a longtime congressman from office.

Lee County's Greg Duke won the Republican nomination in the 2nd District Tuesday night and now he has his sights set on Sanford Bishop.

On Wednesday night, Duke said that his main goal is to bring more jobs to south Georgia.

The optician is a former Lee County School Board member.  

He had high school students from the area and college students from the Universities of Oregon and Oklahoma working on his campaign. 

Duke said that the second district is in desperate need of jobs. 

"Our population is dwindling and that's because of the lack of jobs and I am committed to fight to bring jobs to this area, no doubt about it," said Duke. "We can put people on jobs and get the economy stimulated down here in Southwest Georgia. It's what we need more than anything at all."

Duke also said that he is very conservative constitutionally, socially and financially, and that's what he says the district needs in a Congressman.

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