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      Sanford Bishop releases tax returns

      Rep. Sanford Bishop is running to re-election for U.S. Congress

      Congressman Sanford Bishop released copies of his tax returns from the past 10 years after a challenge from his opponent John House.House released 20 years of his returns.

      Bishop said that folks want to know the people who represent them are open and honest and have their best interest at heart. It TMs also a good way to show there are no conflicts of interest.

      Bishop said, "I'm happy to release my tax returns, I have nothing to hide, (I'm) glad to release them, I think transparency is good."

      Releasing your tax returns is a common practice amongst elected officials all the way up to the president.

      Rep. Bishops total income for the past 10 years are listed below:2011 207,6562010 164,6542009 167,0372008 164,3552007 162,3752006 267,2392005 154,8112004 173,2682003 148,7002002 143,398