Georgia Rep. John Barrow is a Blue Dog Democrat who faces a seemingly impossible situation but appears to be holding his own.
Republican challenger David Rouzer served as an aide to North Carolina GOP Sens. Jesse Helms and Elizabeth Dole. A former staffer at the Agriculture Department with a laid-back Southern style, he appears to be a pragmatic mainstream conservative rather than a tea partyer.
McIntyre voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, against repealing ďdonít ask, donít tellĒ and for repeal of the health care reform law. He also voted for the GOPís Cut, Cap, and Balance bill, and he has been a reliable vote for conservatives on most controversial social issues.
Republicans are hoping district voters ignore McIntyreís moderate votes and focus on his party label. That is more likely to happen in the campaignís final weeks, but so far the Congressman has run a very good race and canít be counted out.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.