A Video of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen who squared off Saturday in their only scheduled Augusta-area debate. Please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more Georgia political and watchdog news or simply bookmark the site..


A rather heated debate. Here are a few choice quotes:

I think John Barrow should be asked the question, why he insisted the debate be held in the Islamic Center?” Allen asked.

“I did not insist the debate be held in any location. I accepted an invitation that had been extended honorably,” Barrow replied.

The debate was hosted by the Islamic Society of Augusta, but it was originally supposed to be held at the Islamic Community Center.

“He accepted the time and he accepted the place. Then it was offered to us, and we accepted it,” Barrow said.

“The idea behind this is we want to make everyone feel welcome at every facility,” Allen said.

And although they ultimately agreed on a facility, they didn’t agree on much else.

“How is he going to balance the budget and pay for health care? It will not happen John,” Allen said.

“Peach care and Christ Community Health, these are examples of the kinds of things we lose of Mr. Allen does what he says he’s going to do,” Barrow replied.



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