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08 June 2010

DPG Chair Says Stop Criticizing John Barrow Or Resign

The plot thickens in Georgia's 12th congressional district.

The Associated Press is reporting today that state Democratic Party chairman Jane Kidd recently delivered an ultimatum to the county Democratic committee chairs in the district of Congressman John Barrow:

Stop publicly criticizing Barrow and his vote against the Obama-backed health care bill or resign your post in the Democratic Party.

The chairwoman of the Georgia Democratic Party is telling local party heads to silence their criticism of U.S. Rep. John Barrow, a Savannah Democrat facing opposition in next month's primary election.

The Associated Press obtained a letter Democratic chair Jane Kidd sent to county chairmen in Barrow's southern Georgia district. Kidd's letter says party officials need to resign if they continue to criticize Barrow publicly.

Bynum, Russ (2010-6-8). APNewsBreak: Dem chair scolds Barrow's critics. Washington Examiner. Retrieved on 2010-6-8.

Local Democrats in Barrow's district have been incensed at the Congressman since his vote against health care bill passed earlier this year. Some have even vowed to recruit a credible primary challenge to Barrow in the 2012 Democratic primary.