John Barrow decides not to look back | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

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May

John Barrow decides not to look back | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

“Voters know the brand is covering an awful lot of rotten goods,” he said.

Even as Barrow spoke, Democrats in Washington showed themselves just as eager to move past a failed courtship. A leaked Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee poll, conducted in March, showed that Michelle Nunn was a slightly stronger candidate than Rep. John Barrow against U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah.

Within the current GOP field, Democrats consider Kingston to be their strongest general election opponent — but would much prefer U.S. Rep. Paul Broun of Athens, a self-described constitutionalist who has been endorsed by former Texas congressman and tea party hero Ron Paul.

But consider release of the poll as proof that national Democrats still covet Saxby Chambliss’ seat – even if they have to go with a far less seasoned candidate. A rookie, in fact, whose famous father – while an informal adviser to Obama on nuclear weaponry and other defense issues — was last on the Georgia ballot in 1990.

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