Senate race without Barrow bodes ill for Democrats

U.S. Rep. John Barrow’s announcement this week that he won’t run for the retiring Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat is seen pretty much everywhere as an enormous setback for Georgia Democrats.

Actually, “setback” is the wrong word, since it implies a diminution of power or reversal of fortune. And, with no statewide elected officials in their camp, super-minorities in both the state House and Senate for the foreseeable future, and no visible political momentum, Democrats in Georgia cannot, technically speaking, be laid any lower than they already are.

Atlanta Magazine.

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