Democratic Rep. John Barrow says he won't be running for the U.S. Senate next year. The congressman from Augusta issued a statement Tuesday saying he will seek re-election to the House next year in eastern Georgia's 12th District, a seat Barrow has held since 2004.
Republican voters in Georgia's 12th Congressional District gave another late night to candidates hoping to defeat incumbent John Barrow in the fall. With all but absentee votes counted, the race is still too close call. Grovetown State Representative Lee Anderson led Augusta businessman Rick Allen at the end of the night by just 153 votes.
Georgia Congressman John Barrow's decision to skip this years Democratic Primary doesn't surprise political analysts. His district was redrawn last year to include more Republican voters. A Barrow spokeman says the Congressman won't attend the August 27th because he's planning events in Georgia during that time.
Maria Sheffield, one of four Republican contenders aiming to take Democratic John Barrows congressional seat, aims to use her early political experience to revive grassroots movements. Listen to her ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow of Augusta will skip the Democratic National Convention in September. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Barrow joins a growing list of Democrats distancing themselves from the Sept. 3-6 event in Charlotte, N.C. Barrow spokesman Richard Carbo said Tuesday that Barrow won't attend because he's planning events in Georgia during that time.
A Georgia Republican Congressional candidate is defending his votes for and contributions to Democrats. Augusta retired Navy officer Wright McLeod is running in the GOP primary in Georgia's 12th Congressional District. McLeod says, he voted for Democrat Bill Richardson in the 2008 presidential race to stop Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton from gaining the nomination.
Republican candidates hoping to take advantage of a newly redrawn 12th Congressional District debated in Vidalia Monday night. Rick Allen, Lee Anderson, Wright McLeod and Maria Sheffield each said that he or she was the best conservative to take on the well-financed incumbent Democrat John Barrow. The four agreed on most issues. Two sparred.
While Congress takes a fall recess, US Rep. John Barrow is working his new district in eastern Georgia. The Democratic incumbent could face a tough re-election battle next year. Republican state lawmakers re-drew his 12th District to carve out his home base of Savannah and make his electorate more GOP-leaning.
Georgia sends $1.1 billion in exports to Columbia, Korea and Panama. Republicans and some business groups say, those exports stand to rise now that Congress has approved trade deals lowering tariffs on the nations. Georgia chemicals, machines and transportation equipment are among the items that could be the most boosted by lower tariffs. But some labor unions are skeptical.
Republican state lawmakers approved maps that drew the Congressman out of his district. Barrow says, the GOP majority put politics over population in drawing political boundaries. The new map puts Barrow's home -- heavily Democratic Savannah in the neighboring 1st District.