Dems Start Blame Game After Georgia Defeat

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My leadership is recognized by many around the country and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election sad to say, ' she said. That a win in Georgia was going to be a huge referendum on what they perceive as unhappiness with the GOP party and our president blanketing the American landscape.

'I don't think it's fair, ' Ryan told Don Lemon. This was mainly because Democrats calculated that the sort of "fiery rage" often associated with supporters of Bernie Sanders might alienate both moderate Republicans and centrists, whose support Ossoff needed to have a chance of winning, says Paul Kane in The Washington Post. "This is a victory for us because it shows we can mobilize people in this district", she added. Democrats knew the seat was winnable, or they wouldn't have poured millions of dollars into the race.

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, walks offstage after speaking at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

"I'm not a member of any organized political party", said the late humorist Will Rogers.

"The Democrats actually are competitive when they talk about Medicare, college tuition, wages", Watters said.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, who many have touted as a rising star in the party, attended the session, according to three Democrats who also attended. It's suburban, well-educated and affluent.

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The two most recent special elections, both contests for congressional seats in the House of Representatives, were held in SC and Georgia, the latter marking, as noted by CNBC, the most expensive House race in history. "I thrive on competition", she said, later adding: "I think I'm worth the trouble". Oh-for-four. That is the number of special elections held recently in which - try as they might - Democrats failed to dislodge a Republican. All those factors could make for easy attacks.

In a letter to her colleagues on Wednesday about the special elections, Pelosi maintained an upbeat tone.

The White House is suggesting that a Republican win in Georgia's special House election on Tuesday was a personal victory for President Donald Trump. After all the taunting, misinformation and threats Trump made to the Hispanic community, only 48 percent of them voted. Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join the Trump administration. Lake, the GOP consultant, predicted Handel would face a primary but she'd easily dispatch her challengers. If she hadn't won, the Congressional Leadership Fund - the biggest outside spender in the race - was planning to keep its office in the district open right through November 2018.

Had Ossoff won, he would have become an immediate national sensation for Democrats - proof positive that the Trump agenda was being rejected even in Republican-leaning seats in the south. Donations to the Democratic House and Senate campaign committees would have soared. That notoriety should help her campaign start replenishing its coffers. Surprise, the Republican won!

Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state and Fulton County Board of Commissioners chair, is a well-known figure in the majority-Republican district, which includes parts of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

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