|Georgia's 2nd congressional district|
Georgia's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia. The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.
One of the largest districts by size, it comprises much of the southwestern portion of the state of Georgia. Much of the district is rural, although the district has a number of small cities and medium-sized towns, such as Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, and Thomasville, as well as most of Columbus and most of Macon. The district is also the historic and current home of President Jimmy Carter.
The district is one of the most consistently Democratic in the country, as Democrats have held it since 1875.
Recent results in statewide elections
|2000||President||Al Gore 52% - George W. Bush 48%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 54% - John Kerry 46%|
|2008||President||Barack Obama 54% - John McCain 46%|
|2012||President||Barack Obama 58.6% - Mitt Romney 40.8%|
|2016||President||Hillary Clinton 55% - Donald Trump 43.3%|
|2018||Governor||Stacey Abrams 56% - Brian Kemp 44%|
|2020||President||Joe Biden 56% - Donald Trump 43%|
List of members representing the district
|Republican||Herman West Jr.||92,132||40.44|
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