Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
Georgia 8th – Rep. Jim Marshall (D) is seeking a 5th term
Primary: July 20, 2010; Runoff: August 10, 2010
Location: Central Georgia
Days until Election Day: 88
As a Democrat representing a heavily Republican district in the heart of Georgia, Rep. Jim Marshall makes for a tempting target, especially in a midterm year when sizable GOP gains are expected. But this isn't Marshall's first time in the line of fire, and he has answered previous challenges by either narrowly edging out his opponent or winning with decisive, double-digit margins.