Published on November 8, 2012 at 4:39 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Democrat Barrow Holds Off Challenge; Other Georgia Incumbents Win Easily
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the last white Democrat in the House from the Deep South, won re-election Tuesday in one of the more closely watched congressional elections in the nation. … Barrow highlighted how he has often bucked his own party, underscoring his vote against the federal health care legislation and the fact that he often voted with Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Redmon, 11/6).
The Hill: Rep. Hochul Falls In New York
[Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-N.y.] had taken advantage of the controversial Medicare overhaul that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the GOP vice presidential nominee this year, had included in the House budget. Her victory and campaign had energized Democrats, and fed some speculation that Ryan's inclusion on the ticket this year could make Medicare a central issue of the presidential campaign (Becker, 11/7).
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.