Lost in the General
Republican Rick Allen has knocked off the last remaining Blue Dog Democrat in the Deep South, defeating Rep. John Barrow. The district has a Republican tilt, but for years Barrow was able to generate enough crossover appeal to win elections.
Allen made his career building a construction company and ran as a more conservative alternative to Barrow.
Rep. John Barrow had been a reliable business vote, scoring 86% on BIPAC’s House Prosperity Project 112th Congress Voting Record.
Rep. Barrow lost to Allen by approximately 15,000 votes.
R. Allen 54.8% 90,987
J. Barrow (i) 45.2% 75,123