Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia

Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia

Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia

Relative success for Democratic candidates in the Kansas and Montana special elections had raised expectations for Democrats in SC.

"We will never be intimidated by the dishonest media corporations, who will say anything and do anything to get people to watch their screens or to get people to buy their failing papers", Trump said. The race-which has garnered national attention and record breaking fundraising-closed out Tuesday night with Handel receiving more than 51 percent of the vote to Ossoff's 48 percent, according to unofficial results posted Wednesday morning.

Mr. Trump's election doesn't necessarily settle the internecine argument between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic party in favor of full blown socialism, but it does at least make the case that a robust, easily identifiable policy agenda is necessary.

The Georgia 6th District race was awash in outside cash, and became the most-expensive House race in USA history. But as an increasingly well-educated and diverse suburban district, it is the kind of territory Democrats need to win if they want to gain the 24 seats necessary to reclaim the House in 2018.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) responded that there are "always rumblings" about the leadership in either party.

The Democratic Party as a whole, along with their donors attempting to #Resist President Trump, lost another special election to a Republican whom they outspent on Tuesday night.

"Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th". "And I'm not sure that that's there yet". "Tonight I stand before you extraordinarily humbled and honored at the tremendous privilege and high responsibility that you and the people across the 6th District have given to me to represent you in the United States House of Representatives". We need to figure out the strategy. Debbie Dingell of MI.

"You've got to be careful about reading too much into this election", Bloomberg said.

Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for speaker, told the New York Times that Pelosi's toxicity among the electorate is a "problem".

Despite their disappointment, Democrats should find some encouragement in the weak performance of Republicans in the four House specials that were all decidedly home games for the GOP. The president made a veiled reference to the millions of dollars Democrats poured into Ossoff's campaign, adding that "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0" for the party.

In a letter to Democrats late Wednesday, Pelosi insisted majority control of the House is up for grabs. "We must now put forth our message".

Meanwhile, Ossoff's loss came in spite of massive Democratic fundraising. "And we will fight". "A loss is a loss is a loss and there's no excuses". "Time to move forward and win again".

One thing most everyone could agree on: Coming in second doesn't cut it now and wouldn't be an outcome to celebrate next November.

"He is a great guy ... we're praying for you, we're pulling for you".

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