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District Profile: Georgia's 12th Congressional06:32

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In our weekly look at House races across the country, we turn to Georgia's 12th congressional district, where Republican Rick Allen is trying to unseat three-term incumbent Democrat John Barrow, who has become a target for Republicans nationally.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Macon bureau chief Adam Ragusea says local Republican lawmakers have long been trying to take Barrow's seat, redistricting more liberal areas out of the district and making it harder for him to win.

"Even if John Barrow lives to fight another day, he's going to be an endangered species," Ragusea told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson. "This is the last white congressional Democrat from the Deep South we're talking about."


  • Adam Ragusea, Macon bureau chief and host of "Morning Edition" for Georgia Public Broadcasting. He tweets @aragusea.

This segment aired on June 12, 2014.

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