Georgia lawmaker denies steering awards to family

By: RAY HENRY AP
By: RAY HENRY AP

Wednesday October 6, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop says he was not involved in awarding scholarships from the nonprofit
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and
niece.

Bishop told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that
a group of lawmaker spouses is the driving force behind the awards.
The foundation is closely tied to the Congressional Black Caucus.

The Democratic lawmaker said it's likely his wife, Vivian
Creighton Bishop, was involved in the selection process. She
formerly led the spouses' group. Bishop has talked to his wife
about the selections, but he wouldn't say what she told him.

The scholarships have emerged as a campaign issue as Bishop runs
for re-election against Republican Mike Keown (COW'-en) in
southwest Georgia. Bishop refunded the foundation the costs of the
scholarships to his family members.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by TK3 on Oct 9, 2010 at 07:48 PM
    That revelation hardly scratches the surface of what goes on with most all in the Senate/House.
  • by voter Location: ga. on Oct 9, 2010 at 03:54 PM
    YEH LIKE WE ARE GOING TO BELEIVE ANOTHER BLOOD SUCKING POLITIAN IN LOCK STEP WITH OUR PRESIDENT.GO TELL YOUR ***** TO SOMEBODY ELSE LIAR.
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