July 19-- The 12th Congressional District's incumbent Democrat Congressman John Barrow is facing a big challenge in his re-election bid.
The National Journal evaluated 75 congressional races nationwide and ranked Congressman Barrow 14th in terms of being rejected by voters. Here's why, according to the publication.
"GA-12 (D, Rep. John Barrow): Republican state legislators targeted Barrow via redistricting earlier in his career, and he survived. The latest attempt planted the Blue Dog Democrat in a solidly conservative seat, though, and he’ll have a major challenge on his hands against whoever emerges from a bruising, contested Republican primary. Centrist Democratic groups are already on TV in Savannah praising Barrow’s moderate record, but Republicans will counter in the fall with clips of Barrow claiming to have worked “hand in hand” with Obama during a tough Democratic primary in 2010. That could be enough to unseat Barrow in a district where Obama might struggle to top 40 percent of the vote."