H/T to Daniel Malloy for this one.
Politico has released a list of the top 10 must watch House races for this year. Half way down the list is Georgia’s own District 12. I have to agree that it sure will be an interesting race to watch and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens. I’ve got a whole stash of popcorn waiting for it.
For Republicans, there’s no more elusive target than Georgia Rep. John Barrow — the last white Democrat to represent Congress in the Deep South and a masterful campaigner.
Even after GOP legislators shoved Barrow into a deeply conservative district, the congressman managed to comfortably win reelection in 2012. Barrow ran one of the best TV ads of the election, showing off a Smith & Wesson gun that he said his father used to stop a lynching. The spot ingeniously appealed to conservative gun owners and to black voters who make up around one-third of the district.
In 2014, the congressman is likely to face Republican Rick Allen, a construction company owner who GOP officials insist will be a much more formidable opponent than Barrow’s last one.
Notice, no mention of John Stone.