Barrow is one of the NRCC’s top targets in 2014. He represents a district that GOP presidential candidates carried in each of the past three presidential cycles. In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the district with 55 percent.
Yet Barrow won re-election last cycle with 53 percent, even after his seat was drawn to be more favorable for Republican candidates following the decennial redistricting process.
So far, there are two Republicans in the contest: Rick Allen, who lost the primary for the seat in 2012, and congressional aide John Stone, who lost to Barrow by a 32-point margin in 2008