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.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.