For months, many Georgia Democrats have believed their best shot at taking an open U.S. Senate seat was Rep. John Barrow, the battle-tested campaign veteran who has the conservative profile that could have given him a statewide shot.
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The story so far
Previously: Republican U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston have said they are running for Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat.
The latest: Democrat U.S. Rep. John Barrow said he will not seek the seat.
What’s next: Other candidates are considering whether to run.