The last white House Democrat in the deep South, Rep. John Barrow of Georgia, has survived to fight another day.
Barrow defeated Republican state Rep. Lee Anderson in Georgia's 12th District, The Associated Press called the race just before 11 p.m., with Barrow leading 54 percent to 46 percent and 94 percent of precincts reporting. Georgia Republicans redistricted Barrow into a heavily Republican seat where John McCain won 56 percent of the 2008 presidential vote. But Barrow ran what was one of the best House campaigns in the country, burnishing his conservative and independent credentials with a strong TV ad campaign, while Anderson refused to debate and generally failed to impress.
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