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Allen, Barrow disagreeably agree in debate
12th Congressional District contenders joust verbally in Ogeechee Tech auditorium
Supporters of incumbent John Barrow, right, and challenger Rick Allen display their campaign signs at the end of Thursday's debate for the 12th U. S. Congressional District at Ogeechee Technical College.
During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions. But they agreed on things such as a priority on job creation and support for the Keystone XL Pipeline and a balanced budget amendment. Allen, 62, owns an Augusta-based construction firm, R.W. Allen & Associates, which he has operated for 37 years.
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