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April 6--  Twelfth District Congressman John Barrow has moved, again.

The Congressman moved from Savannah to Augusta in March after Georgia's new redistricting map took Savannah out of the 12th District.

We asked the Congressman, who is seeking re-election, why he's moving since a congressman doesn't have to live in the district he represents.

{mosimage}“It's my policy to live in the district I represent,” said Barrow (GA-12). “Partisan insiders have tried to rig my elections before, but the folks I represent understand that I have an independent record.  I’ll continue to vote for what's in the best interests of the 12th District – like opposing wasteful spending and supporting job growth.”

This is Congressman Barrow's second move.  In his initial campaign in 2004, he ran from his hometown of Athens which was removed from the District  before his re-election campaign.  He moved to Savannah in 2006 to remain in the district.

Congressman Barrow is seeking his fifth term in office and will face one of four Republicans who are running in this summer's primary election.  Three from the Augusta area are businessman Rick Allen, farmer and State Representative Lee Anderson and retired Navy officer and lawyer Wright McLeod plus attorney Marie Sheffield who is moving from metro Atlanta to Dublin in order to live in the district.