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Republican wins Georgia poll in blow to anti-Trump effort

24 Juin 2017

They also lost in Manhattan, Hollywood and Marin County, Calif., where all the donor money they blew on Ossoff came from.

"Tonight, the people of Georgia's sixth district overwhelmingly voted not only for Karen, but also for President Trump's agenda of replacing our broken health care system, reforming an outdated tax code, and prioritizing infrastructure investment", said Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff.

Meanwhile, Archie Parnell did much better in SC, making it a close race in his loss to Ralph Norman in the Fifth District.

A reporter asked how the minority leader would respond to President Trump's latest tweet attacking her, as well as "Republicans who believe that you are actually helpful to them in some of these races". Obviously, she shot herself and her party in the foot.

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel had a rough week. What a gift that would be for the GOP.

Despite the districts long Republican ties, the fact remains the district was winnable for Democrats, with Trump having won the district by only one percent.

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Mr Trump celebrated the second house win by chiding the media, saying it was considered a test of the early days of his presidency until his candidate emerged victorious. That makes the party 0-for-4 in this year's races for Republican-held congressional seats.

In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them (Georgia). "They vote based on ideas that the candidate has, and we have to speak more to the everyday working class people who look to us for leadership". I am a strategic, politically astute leader. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race".

Instead, he said Democrats need to focus on developing a message that wins over voters in Republican-leaning districts.

After that election political analysts debated that Democrats seemed to be more interested in talking about trans gender bathrooms than job creation.

Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years.

In conceding the race, Ossoff, a filmmaker and former political staffer, signaled that Democrats could learn from these races and prepare for the larger battle for control of the US Congress in 2018. "I mean, does anybody in this room think that we're going to be discussing a single-payer?"

He notes "Democrats only need to flip 24 Republican seats" to take control of the House.