Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia, and sometime TV talking head says this about the 8th and 12th Congressional District races:
Democrats continue to insist that Marshall is strong, but numerous high-profile Republicans continue to help Collins raise money. Is the GOP grasping at straws, desperately hoping that at least one incumbent Democrat can be forced out this year? Or do they sense genuine opportunity? We’re not sure, but it’s hard to believe Marshall would lose this year after a near 2-1 victory last cycle.
Barrow may now call Savannah (and not Athens) his home, but little about this race has changed over the last year. Burns remains the considerable underdog.
Not an encouraging assessment for the two GOP challengers, however, Sabato still lists these two races in his “Ferocious Forty” list of races he thinks will decide wether or not the Democrats take over the House.