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Yu drops Senate bid for 12th District bid

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Eugene Yu became the first candidate to drop out of the Georgia Senate race yesterday, declaring that he intends to seek election from Georgia's 12th Congressional district against incumbent John Barrow. He did not appear at last night's Senate debate in Gainesville.

In last night's debate, Karen Handel won a straw poll afterwards, despite the debate taking place in an area supposedly friendly to Paul Broun and Jack Kingston.

Rick Allen, Delvis Dutton, and John Stone had already declared as candidates in the 12th District, so Yu is jumping into a slightly less crowded field than he was facing in the Senate race.

Yu is a business executive based out of Columbia County (Augusta) whose Senate campaign was his first political campaign. His Senate campaign could supply him with some decent momentum to carry into a race where Republicans are hoping, at long last, to turn the seat over to their column.

Barrow has been targeted by the GOP for years, but has fended off several challengers to his seat.

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