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GOP congressman-elect makes belated cancer announcement
4 months ago

GOP congressman-elect makes belated cancer announcement

Rick Allen, the Augusta businessman who earlier this month defeated Democratic Rep. John Barrow in the twelfth congressional district, quietly revealed in a Friday interview was diagnosed in January with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Allen’s admission came only days after the conclusion of his high-profile bout with Barrow, who himself disclosed in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.

WJBF, the ABC affiliate in Augusta, broke the news in its Nov. 14 evening broadcast by anchor Brad Means, who said he spoke with the congressman-elect about his cancer diagnosis and treatment. The segment includes silent footage of an interview with Allen, though the Republican’s health admission is relayed only through an anchor voice over.

“I talked to Congressman-elect Rick Allen today and he told me that his doctor found a spot during a routine colonscopy back in January,” Means aid. “Well that turned out to be Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The doctor removed it right there during the colonosopy, and two subsequent scans showed the cancer was gone. The doctor told him he was cancer free as of June.”

That segment didn’t make its way onto the network’s website and ran only once more the following morning, according to a review by a media monitoring firm. None of the district’s newspapers, including the conservative Augusta Chronicle, whose editorial board endorsed Allen and has long-been a thorn in the side of Barrow, covered the news.

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After loss, Barrow to sell Augusta home
5 months ago

After loss, Barrow to sell Augusta home

By  •  U.S. House

UPDATE: In a statement circulated Monday morning on Facebook, Barrow confirmed that he was leaving the twelfth district to be closer to his family.

“When our district lines were …
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Another NRCC ad in GA-12
5 months ago

Another NRCC ad in GA-12

With just a few days to go, the National Republican Congressional Committee rolled out yesterday what may be its final spot in the 12th congressional district clash between Democratic Rep. …
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Barrow tied to Obama’s ‘on the ballot’ comments in new ad
5 months ago

Barrow tied to Obama’s ‘on the ballot’ comments in new ad

The National Republican Congressional Committee has steadily upped its investment in the 12th congressional district clash between Democratic Rep. John Barrow and Republican Rick Allen. Yesterday, it was disclosed that …
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Barrow, Allen spar in Statesboro debate
6 months ago

Barrow, Allen spar in Statesboro debate

Rep. John Barrow and Republican businessman Rick Allen met in Statesboro for their second debate last night, where the two men took it to one another over ads an issues. …
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Barrow’s massive campaign warchest
6 months ago

Barrow’s massive campaign warchest

Reading an email from Democratic Rep. John Barrow’s campaign makes it sound as though his coffers are empty and the warchest nonexistent heading into the homestretch of an expensive clash …
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American Future Fund blasts Barrow in new ad
6 months ago

American Future Fund blasts Barrow in new ad

American Future Fund, a group with ties to the Koch brothers, is unleashing an ad barrage against Rep. John Barrow totaling near $1 million.

The group has reportedly purchased ad …
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