Election 2022: Complete guide to Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District race

08/03/2021 —Fort Benning, Georgia — Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. makes remarks during a memorial dedication for Pvt. Felix Hall at Fort Benning, Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Pvt. Felix Hall was lynched at the Army base in 1941. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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08/03/2021 —Fort Benning, Georgia — Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. makes remarks during a memorial dedication for Pvt. Felix Hall at Fort Benning, Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Pvt. Felix Hall was lynched at the Army base in 1941. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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Under the new maps drawn by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, the 2nd Congressional District is now Georgia’s only toss-up seat. And that poses a challenge for 15-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop.

Bishop easily defeated a Democratic primary challenger. But the real test for Bishop will be in November.

The district includes all or parts of 30 mostly rural counties in southwest Georgia. It still leans slightly Democratic under the new map. Republicans are hoping to take advantage of shifts in public sentiment and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings to ride a wave in the general election.

Real estate developer Chris West defeated Jeremy Hunt in the GOP runoff and will face Bishop in the general election.

Learn more about the candidates:

DEMOCRAT

Sanford Bishop

REPUBLICAN

Chris West

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Map of Georgia's 2nd Congressional District in 2022.

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Map of Georgia's 2nd Congressional District in 2022.

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Map of Georgia's 2nd Congressional District in 2022.

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