Rep. Lewis of Atlanta wins a 14th term in Congress - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Rep. Lewis of Atlanta wins a 14th term in Congress

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta will return to Congress for a 14th term.

Lewis, a key figure in the 1960s civil rights movement, has defeated Republican Howard Stopeck in Tuesday's election. Unofficial returns show Lewis had 88 percent of the vote with 7 percent of precincts reporting in the congressman's heavily Democratic 5th District.

The 72-year-old Lewis has served in the U.S. House since 1987.

Stopeck of Atlanta is a retired attorney. His campaign failed to raise enough money to compete with Lewis.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.