Another NRCC ad in GA-12

RCP moved Allen v. Barrow from "Leans Dem." to "Tossup" last week.

Rick Allen and John Barrow composite

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. John Barrow and Republican Rick Allen.

Like the other ads the group has aired in the district, it looks to tie Barrow to President Obama’s agenda, long unpopular in the conservative district. The spot also pushes back at Barrow’s own ads, asking, “What’s behind John Barrow’s folksy ads?”

“A long record of siding with Barack Obama, instead of Georgia,” a narrator says.

After making an initial ad reservation of $800,000, the NRCC has steadily upped its investment in the race; the figure is now around $2 million. Last week, Real Clear Politics changed its assessment of the contest from “Leans Dem” to “Tossup,” and onlookers are saying privately that the race will probably be decided by just a few points, either way.

“This is the time to send John Barrow a clear message that his support for Obama’s agenda is no longer tolerated,” NRCC spokeswoman Katie Prill said.

You can watch the ad below the fold.

October 9, 2014