Georgia's 2nd Congressional District

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Georgia's 2nd congressional district
Current incumbentSanford D. Bishop, Jr. Democratic Party
Population699,490
Gender49% Male, 51% Female,
Race44.1% White, 50.2% Black, 1.2% Asian
Ethnicity4.9% Hispanic
Unemployment14.6%
Median household income$32,049
High school graduation rate77.8%
College graduation rate14.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 2nd Congressional District of Georgia is a congressional district located in the southwestern part of the state.

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District is one of the largest districts by size, and it takes in most of the southwestern fourth of the state of Georgia.[1]

Previously it was one of the largest congressional districts by size, taking in most of the southwestern fourth of the state of Georgia. The district included portions of Lowndes, Muscogee, and Worth counties and all of Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Peach, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, and Webster counties. The district also included a number of small cities and medium-sized towns, such as Albany, Columbus, and Thomasville.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D)

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. ranked 4th on the list.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

The 2nd congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford Bishop Incumbent 63.8% 162,751
     Republican John House 36.2% 92,410
Total Votes 255,161
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Keown (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. incumbent 51.4% 86,520
     Republican Mike Keown 48.6% 81,673
Total Votes 168,193

2008
On November 4, 2008, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lee Ferrell (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. incumbent 68.9% 158,435
     Republican Lee Ferrell 31.1% 71,351
Total Votes 229,786

2006
On November 7, 2006, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bradley C. Hughes (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. incumbent 67.9% 88,662
     Republican Bradley C. Hughes 32.1% 41,967
Total Votes 130,629

2004
On November 2, 2004, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dave Eversman (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. incumbent 66.8% 129,984
     Republican Dave Eversman 33.2% 64,645
Total Votes 194,629

2002
Bishop ran unopposed for re-election in 2002.

2000
On November 7, 2000, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dylan Glenn (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. incumbent 46.5% 83,870
     Republican Dylan Glenn 53.5% 96,430
Total Votes 180,300

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd congressional district of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Georgia

In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. ranked 4th on the list, and neighboring incumbent Austin Scott ranked 5th on the list.[2] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by a Republican legislature, many African Americans voters were moved from Scott's district into Sanford Bishop’s 2nd congressional district, giving Scott a safe Republican seat, and inadvertently giving Bishop a Democratic boost as well.[2]

On August 22, 2011, Georgia Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, will be located in the northwestern part of the state.[9] U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, leaving his current 9th District seat open in 2012. The new 9th District will lean Republican.[9] In addition, the plan displaces US Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who has been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the 12th District.[9] US Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District will pick up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan is expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.[9]

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