The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of incumbent Sanford Bishop for his re-election campaign to the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia's 2nd congressional district in April 2018.
Congressman Bishop is a leader among the fiscally responsible Democrats in Congress. He believes that the most important way the nation can reduce the federal budget deficit and grow the economy is to get Americans back to work. He endorsed legislation to increase small business lending, extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to provide tax relief to Americans at all income levels while the economy recovers, eliminate the burdensome estate tax, and close tax loopholes that send American jobs overseas. In order to restore the nation’s economic security, Congressman Bishop has supported a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment; legislation to require any new spending by Congress to be offset by spending cuts and/or enhancing revenues; caps on discretionary spending; and reforming defense procurement and weapons acquisition.
Since 2003, Congressman Bishop has served on the House Committee on Appropriations. At the start of the 115th Congress, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the top Democrat on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.
Prior to being elected to Congress in 1992, Rep. Bishop served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1977 to 1990 and in the Georgia Senate from 1991-1992.
Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
59.6% Sanford Bishop* Dem 136,699 ✓
40.4% Herman West GOP 92,472