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Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

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Parmenio Sano | 23 Giugno, 2017, 20:59

"I said on April 18th, primary night, that for Republicans it needed to be all hands on deck, from the foot soldiers on the ground, all the way up to the Vice President and the President", said Handel.

Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday in a race Republicans were widely expected to win.

Pelosi insisted Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now".

The Georgia race featured a nail-biting finish, with the possibility of flipping a traditionally-Republican district. Rebecca Latimer Felton, also a Democrat, served in the Senate for one day in 1922.

"Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn't even live in district", Trump wrote on Twitter.

"I've said from the very beginning that this race was and remained about the people of the 6th District", said Handel.

Frustrated Democrats pondered the party's future and questioned its campaign messaging on Wednesday after a demoralizing defeat in a Georgia congressional race widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.

"It's not about me necessarily", the California Democrat said.


The more than $30 million spent by Democrats to boost Jon Ossoff's campaign wasn't enough for a win in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District that went to Republican Karen Handel by a larger than anticipated margin.

The special election for the sixth district of Georgia sought replacement of Tom Price - Trump's current Secretary of Health - in the House of Representatives.

"The same, exhausted centrist Democratic playbook that has come up short cycle after cycle will not suffice", DFA chairman Jim Dean said in a statement.

Democrats and Republicans largely agree that the contest for this seat won't be anywhere near as intense as it had been over the past few months, when it was touted as the most competitive race in the country, attracting national media attention and spending.

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). By the next election, Democrats lost seats left and right, falling to 193 seats.

If Pelosi is truly the "strategic, politically astute leader" she touts herself to be, she would know 2016 was a change election and voters in both parties continue to want real change.

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".

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