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Bishop surpasses half-a-million dollars raised in 3rd Quarter and over $1.2 million for the 2010 cycle to date; Poll numbers show Congressman widening lead

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With nearly $600,000 cash-on-hand, Bishop leads opponent with 50% of voter support

ALBANY, GEORGIA – Congressman Sanford Bishop (GA-02) has raised $558,262 during the third quarter of 2010 and has $597,373.95 cash on hand according to the updated figures filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Friday evening.

On top of the tremendous fundraising quarter, which positions Bishop for an aggressive final push through Election Day, a recent internal poll finds the Congressman leading his opponent by 10%.

As voters have come to know Congressman Bishop’s opponent better through the course of the campaign, his unfavorable ratings have increased substantially.  Keown was only known to approximately one-quarter of the electorate in a similar poll conducted in July of this year when he had a 23% favorable rating and a 7 percent unfavorable rating.  Now Keown has an unfavorable rating of 22%, increasing an eye-popping 300%.

This survey was conducted from October 7-10, among 500 registered voters who say they are likely to vote in the November election for Congress.  It has a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent at a 95% confidence interval.

“The support for my re-election is being shown by the people through these contributions and the poll numbers reflect the continued trust the people of the 2nd District have placed in me and I am energized by their support,” Congressman Bishop stated.  “They know I have delivered for them and will continue to do so.  The voters have embraced my message of promoting jobs and a strong economy; better education; safe communities; a clean environment; affordable, accessible health care; the protection of Social Security and Medicare; sustainable agriculture; and a strong national defense.

“Although it was Mike Keown who accused me of violating the public trust, the voters realize it is Keown who has violated the public trust by eliminating tax savings for seniors and homeowners, by cutting over a billion dollars from our children’s education, by giving hundreds of millions in tax cuts to the insurance industry at the expense of working Georgians while pledging to protect the tax loop holes that reward companies that send Georgia jobs overseas,” continued Bishop.  “He violated the public trust by raising fees on farmers and risking social security on privatization schemes.  And the voters know his election would weaken the ability of our district to have our needs and concerns effectively addressed in Congress.”

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  1. msa651 says:

    This article is pure bull, Keown comes out with a poll and Bishop follows. Bishop’s poll has 33% fewer in the sample.

    Keown releases his donations, Bishop releases his. But the facts are in the details. More than 90% of Keown’s donations come from within the district and the opposite for Bishop.

    People still want to say farmers support Bishop, another fable. Looking at the details, for Bishop’s contributions, there was not one person list as a farmer in the district who donated and just one Ag Producer. Look at what he spends for strategy meetings vs volunteer meetings. $78 for a volunteer meeting? He just doesn’t have any….

    If Bishop has the support in the District, why is the DCCC running ads for Bishop?

    My belief is that Bishop isn’t spending his own money because when he leaves office he will have a big retirement fund for himself.

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