John Barrow, Lee Anderson Make Final Pitch to Voters

4:35 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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EVANS, Ga. (AP) - Political rivals in Georgia's most hotly contested race for Congress are making their final appeals to voters on their last full day of campaigning.

Democratic Rep. John Barrow spent Monday waving to voters on rural street corners in Baxley and Vidalia as he sought independent votes and crossover support from Republicans to win re-election. His Republican rival, Lee Anderson of Grovetown, worked lunch crowds in his home turf of Columbia County to fire up his core supporters.

Barrow's 12th District seat was redrawn last year to give a GOP challenger an edge. 

The 12th includes Laurens, Treutlen, Wheeler and Telfair counties.

Barrow has sought to win over voters weary of partisan gridlock in Washington by playing up his differences with President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders.

Anderson, a farmer and state lawmaker, insists Barrow is more two-faced than independent.

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