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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today congratulating Phillip Phillips, a Leesburg, Georgia native and the newest American Idol winner, after last night’s season finale:
“I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to Phillip Phillips on this remarkable accomplishment.  He makes us so proud!
“I had said at the recent homecoming celebration held in Leesburg in honor of Phillip that in our area of southwest Georgia, we have some of the best, the brightest, the most creative, and the most talented young people anywhere in the world.  And Phillip Phillips proves that beyond the shadow of a doubt!  He epitomizes the highest standards of perseverance, humility, and values that reflect the strongest foundations of character.
“Thanks for all the prayers, support and the millions of votes.  Phillip is a true “American Idol” and we could not be more proud of him!”
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