Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Democrats who support Vermont Sen. The Republican President's approval ratings are in the tank.

"I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", he told Politico on Wednesday.

President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to give his opinion on bipartisan legislation and the possibility of working with Democrats on the healthcare vote among other key issues.

Handel devoted much of her speech to thanking national and state Republicans for backing her campaign before making a direct appeal to Ossoff's supporters.

She touts supply side economics, going so far as to say during one debate that she does "not support a living wage" - her way of explaining her opposition to a minimum-wage increase. "It's 218 or nothing", said Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), referring to the House majority. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections. (Leaks from the Senate negotiations indicate that the cuts to Medicaid could be even more severe in the Senate proposal.) That may take a generic 8-point advantage for Democrats even higher.

That was a mistake, liberals say.

Porter and other Democrats ballyhooed their U.S. Senate and gubernatorial nominees in 2014, recruiting a pair of famous Georgia political names and helping them raise millions of dollars to finance credible campaigns. The vast majority of his campaign contributions came from outside Georgia. I don't understand why more attention hasn't been focused on his wonderful showing.

To note the significance, Handel also shared a story from the campaign trail of meeting a young girl who the Congresswoman-elect said had been following the race. "It was like a fidget spinner".

Regardless of Handel or Ossoff's perspective on the 2012 incident, one thing is clear. "It feels like we don't live in a democracy anymore".

Post-election analyses suggests that Trump's unpopularity among college-educated voters suppressed his vote totals in all three districts.

"This was a pretty good fight. exciting to be a part of", Porter said of the Ossoff race. One of their ads even features the Bay Area and branded the two Democrats together, putting his photo alongside hers on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

But Aram Fischer, a leader of Indivisible San Francisco, an anti-Trump group, said his members weren't disheartened by Ossoff's loss. "This race proves Republicans have no reason to be defensive as a result of Obamacare's demise, it shows Republicans have nothing to hide from in the age of Trump and it signifies that nothing about the current faux-scandal-ridden environment has produced a downdraft for Republicans". "We should go into these same districts and win in 2018". And anyway, parties don't win the House by winning the 24 (what the Democrats need) easiest seats; they fail to win some with a better partisan balance and pick off a few that look hard going in. It turned out not to be, and Democrats were "shellacked", in President Obama's words, losing 63 seats and control of the House six months later.

Meanwhile, Trump had his own advice for the party.

While both campaigns disavowed the ad's content, Moms Demand Action and Everytown condemned it, saying it was "disgusting to politicize this national tragedy and use it to get voters to the polls".

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