Statement from John Barrow, D-GA-12:
“I’m grateful for the encouragement I’ve received from folks all across the State of Georgia, but I’ve decided that I will not be a candidate for the Senate in 2014. I enjoy my work on behalf of the folks in the 12th District, and I look forward to continuing to serve them in the House of Representatives.”
As for the Dog that didn’t bark, Barrow is now running for re-election in GA-12, a race drawn for a considerable Republican advantage yet one he won handily in 2012. Expect the quality of Republican recruiting to suffer just a bit as this news is digested.
Most discussion about the potential Democratic Senate Candidate has been on names like Michelle Nunn, Scott Holcomb, former Senator Max Cleland, or Jim Martin. Feel free to speculate on the chances these or others get in this race in the comments below.
And while you’re at it, who lines up from the Republican side for GA-12 now that Barrow is running for re-election?