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14 October 2010

Nat'l Republicans Reserve $200,000 in Air Time to Defeat Sanford Bishop

The #gapolitics Twitter feed has been abuzz all night with news that an internal poll from the Mike Keown congressional campaign shows his race against Democrat Sanford Bishop is a statistical tie.

Sensing a chance to pull off an improbable upset in a few weeks, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) reserved $200,000 in TV air time to run ads supporting GOP congressional hopeful Mike Keown.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) made a fundraising stop for Keown last week, and next week the state Representative will be joined at fundraisers by House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.). The Boehner event will be a $500-per-person breakfast in Albany next Wednesday.

The NRCC has yet to spend money in the district but has reserved nearly $200,000 in television airtime in the coming weeks.

McArdle, John (2010-10-13). Bishop’s Lead Dries Up in Georgia, New Poll Shows. Roll Call. Retrieved on 2010-10-14.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has already run two commercials supporting Sanford Bishop, so now both national political parties are doing battle in the southwest Georgia district.