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In this 2008 photo, Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., speaks while his opponent in the Georgia Democratic Primary for the 12th Congressional seat, Regina Thomas, looks on at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. Less than 50 years ago, every member of the U.S. House from the Deep South was a white Democrat. Now just one remains — John Barrow.

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Southern white Democrat in tough spot

Nearly 50 years ago, every congressman from the Deep South was a white Democrat. Now the U.S. House has just one white Democrat from the five states that comprise the region: Georgia’s John Barrow.

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