Georgia features Deep South’s only competitive US House race

GEORGETOWN, Ga. (AP) – “Sanford has represented this district for 30 years now. And we have been in the top 10 poorest congressional districts for the last 30 years,” West told supporters. “And out of 435 districts around the country, why should Georgia 2 have to be in the top 10? It shouldn’t be.”

The district is spotted with “Farmers for West” signs, as West argues that Bishop’s longtime reputation as a friend of the farmer is misleading, saying that “the average farmer doesn’t get any help from Sanford” and that it’s time to “rotate the crop.”

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