"Let's face it, a lot of energy and enthusiasm on the left is reminiscent to the enthusiasm on the right in 2009 and 2010," Barr said. "It has more to do with the left's interest in the president and less about me. ... The agenda I'm working on is the agenda that the people of the 6th District voted for repeatedly over last several cycles, and we're in the business of keeping our promises and that's what we're going to do."
Consultant Andy Barr said Democrats' ability to make a stand will depend heavily on who wins the Republican nomination, as demonstrated in Alabama, and he suspects donors will need to see reliable data showing a competitive general election before serious money comes into play.