WASHINGTON - MAY 4: Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives, including (L-R) Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), visit after news briefing to unveil legislative proposals on health care at the Capitol May 4, 2005 in Washington, DC. The proposals are that are part of the Democrats New Partnership for America's Future and marks the third in a series of legislative initiatives that promote Democratic priorities. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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John Barrow, GA-12
Armed with a 2009 Supreme Court decision that rendered districts with less than 50 percent minority population unworthy of special protection, Georgia Republicans could easily dilute the four-term Democrat's 44 percent African-American district by dropping black precincts in Savannah and adding heavily white Augusta suburbs. This would create a district much like the one in effect during the late 1990s, a period when Democrats were locked out in the region.