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It’s nice to be noticed: NRSC ad targets Democrat Jim Barksdale

It’s only a web video, but it carries some significance. Democrat Jim Barksdale and his challenge to incumbent Johnny Isakson is now on the radar of the National Republican Senate Committee, the group tasked with keeping that chamber in GOP hands this November.

Barksdale is one of 10 Democrats targeted in a cookie-cutter blitz focused on national security – specifically the $400 million payment to Iran associated with the release of American sailors who wandered into the wrong waters. Have a look:

The attention is nice, but now Barksdale has to worry about establishing his own identity – before Isakson and his friends succeed in thrusting one upon him.

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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.