John Barrow passes on Senate run in Georgia – James Hohmann – POLITICO.com

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May

John Barrow passes on Senate run in Georgia – James Hohmann – POLITICO.com

One of the Democrat’s best hopes to pick up a red-state Senate seat in 2014 announced Tuesday that he will not run.

Georgia Rep. John Barrow, a centrist Democrat in a red district that includes Augusta, said he will stay in the House instead of seeking the seat being opened by the retirement of Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Expecting a primary that forces the eventual Republican nominee to the right, Democrats have hoped to play offense in the Peach State during a year when they must defend seven seats in states carried by Mitt Romney.

The next best hope for Democrats is Michelle Nunn, former Sen. Sam Nunn’s daughter and the leader of a group that encourages volunteerism.

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