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Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-Ga.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Ga. House, 1977-91; Ga. Senate, 1991-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present
Born: Feb. 4, 1947; Mobile, Ala.
Residence: Albany
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Vivian Creighton Bishop; one stepchild
Education: Morehouse College, B.A. 1968; Emory U., J.D. 1971
Military Service: Army, 1969-71
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (12th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Financial Services; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalSanford Bishop (D) 96,36359.2
Gregory Duke (R) 66,53740.8
2012generalSanford Bishop (D) 162,75163.8
John House (R) 92,41036.2
2010generalSanford Bishop (D) 86,52051.4
Mike Keown (R) 81,67348.6
2008generalSanford Bishop (D) 158,43568.9
Lee Ferrell (R) 71,35131.1
2006generalSanford Bishop (D) 88,66267.9
Bradley Hughes (R) 41,96732.1
2004generalSanford Bishop (D) 129,98466.8
Dave Eversman (R) 64,64533.2
2002generalSanford Bishop (D) 102,925100.0
2000generalSanford Bishop (D) 96,43053.5
Dylan Glenn (R) 83,87046.5
1998generalSanford Bishop (D) 77,95356.8
Joe McCormick (R) 59,30543.2
1996generalSanford Bishop (D) 88,25654.0
Darrel Ealum (R) 75,28246.0
1994generalSanford Bishop (D) 65,38366.2
John Clayton (R) 33,42933.8
1992generalSanford Bishop (D) 95,78963.7
Jim Dudley (R) 54,59336.3
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Georgia Rep. John Lewis (D) is 21st.


Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@sanfordbishop)

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.