MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A familiar face was back in Macon Tuesday to kick off his campaign for re-election to Congress.
Incumbent Democrat Sanford Bishop was at Francar's Buffalo Wings on the Mercer University campus Tuesday night to rally support for his re-election to the 2nd congressional district.
This year's election will be the first since the 2010 census, when the district was re-drawn to include much of Bibb County and, once again, part of Macon.
Many of the city's leaders spoke of Bishop's long tenure in Washington, and how well he's represented southwest Georgia since he was elected in 1992.
Sanford says if elected, he'll continue to improve the quality of life of his constituents.
"We've got some of the best, some of the brightest, and some of the most creative people anywhere in the world right here in our area," says Rep. Bishop. "All they need is the opportunity to realize that potential. I want to do my darndest to make sure that we utilize all of the resources to do that here in this congressional district."
Sanford will face Republican John House in the November 6th general election. House beat out Rick Allen in the GOP runoff earlier this month.