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As the national political and media world focused heavily on the Georgia race, an underfunded, overlooked Democrat, Archie Parnell, also a first-time candidate, nearly pulled off a huge upset in the SC seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director. But regardless of the outcome, Democrat Jon Ossoff's campaign provided a long-term model and new wave of hope for grassroots activists who are looking to 2018 and beyond.
SC voters cast their ballots on Tuesday for several special elections, including the race for Congress to replace Mick Mulvaney.
However, while Democrats had motivated their base and won over skeptical Republicans, the conservative slant of district proved too much even for the almost unprecedented resources that Democrats invested in the race, even flying in volunteers for last minute doorknocking as local television stations had been saturated by 30-second advertisements.
Republican Karen Handel has won the 6 Congressional District seat in a narrow victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election that burned through record-setting campaign funds and drew a national spotlight. Georgia's outcome follows similar results in Montana, Kansas and SC, where Republicans won special House races by much narrower margins than they managed as recently as November. Along with Archie Parnell's loss Tuesday night in a SC special House election, Democrats have now lost four straight specials this year where at least some within the party saw the chance for an upset. And Democrats are deep into recruiting their crop of challengers for GOP seats in 2018; an Ossoff victory could embolden more top prospects to jump in.
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.
Otherwise, though, attendees kept an eye on the televisions, which were tuned to Fox News at Handel's event - and CNN at Ossoff's election night party nearby.
The 30-year-old Democrat gave his concession speech shortly after the race was called. Ossoff was a political newcomer who lives outside the district, an unusual situation allowed by the U.S. Constitution.
"Ossoff's campaign has long held that it has the edge in voter enthusiasm - a more committed base of voters who will flock to the polls regardless to support him". They also criticized Ossoff for his youth and inexperience and assailed him for living outside the district, although he was raised in it. She said she would have voted for the House Republican health care bill, though she sometimes misrepresented its provisions in debates with Ossoff. "Karen! Karen!" at her entrance. We are facing real and serious issues - from terrorism, protecting our borders to curtailing government spending.
Handel reached out to Ossoff supporters. I will ensure the conservative legacy and leadership of Tom Price, Johnny Isakson and Newt Gingrich will continue. Roughly $50m ended up being spent by both parties and allied groups in the race as it became the most expensive congressional campaign in the history of the United States. Voters cast a measly 121,000 votes there, compared with 276,000 last fall.
Some political scientists have studied weather and its impact on elections, and have concluded that storms such as this one often depress Democratic turnout. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.
Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races to fill vacant seats in Kansas and Montana.
Handel's chances soared as polling in the final days of the race showed her gaining momentum and even surpassing Ossoff by a slim margin. There are going to be many more fights like this in the future, and it is clear they are just getting stared.
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Republican officials and voters said Trump is a divisive figure in this educated, affluent and increasingly diverse district. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0".
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Democrats are under pressure to win after steadily losing seats in Congress and at the state level in recent years. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) congratulated Handel on " a hard-earned and well-deserved victory ".
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At every turn, she sought to remind voters that Ossoff lived outside the district and that his values were "3,000 miles away". Most recently, Tom Price resigned the post in February to join Trump's administration as health and human services secretary.
White House officials said they did not face any reluctance from the tech sector to participate in the event, Reuters reports . He advised Trump to use more commercial technologies in government to save taxpayers money.
It was the best shot the party had of the four House special elections this spring to win a seat that now belongs to Republicans. Republicans immediately crowed over winning a seat that Democrats spent 30 million dollars (£23 million) trying to flip.
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Barron says there have been a couple of voting issues , but it's nothing that would derail having final results in by 11 p.m. Ossoff made support for Obamacare and opposition to the GOP bill a cornerstone of his campaign, and still lost narrowly.
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That $30 million could've funded six House races next year in which Democrats would've had a better shot than they did here. Ossoff has tried to tap into some of the anti-Trump mood, launching his campaign with a call to " Make Trump Furious ".
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