Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California says in a letter to colleagues Wednesday that when President Donald Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win.
These Democrats might be on to something, especially in light of the way Pelosi figured into the Republican campaign in Georgia. Remember when the Democrats proclaimed that Republicans would pay heavy prices in special elections for going after Obamacare?
The lessons for Democrats are that the map is broad in 2018.
Democrats are now 0-5 in special elections against Republicans during the age of Trump. We'll be playing in all of them. Are they doing everything perfectly? No.
"We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place".
And in a Twitter boast, he said, "I've helped pass and signed 38 Legislative bills, mostly with no Democratic s upport, and gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations". Though Handel had barely made it to the runoff by winning just 20 percent of the vote in the first round, she easily consolidated her base when the choice came down to "R" or "D". But she at least demonstrated one way to achieve a Republican victory in an area that isn't fully supportive of Trump: "by being with him and without him at the same time".
In the aftermath, some Democrats on the left are saying the party needs to run as pure-left populists in 2018.
But at her weekly press conference, Pelosi shrugged of concerns that she was dragging down the party.
"As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus", Vela said, "Republicans are going to continue to spend millions and millions of dollars in those swing districts to convince those swing voters, those independent voters - those Republican voters who might go our way - not to vote for our Democratic candidate because of Leader Pelosi".
With a reported combined spending total of more than $12 million, the two biggest outside backers of Handel's campaign were the Congressional Leadership Fund, which spent $6.2 million, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, which spent about $6 million.
While some House Democrats are blaming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for their party's loss in a special congressional election this week in Georgia and are suggesting their caucus may need new leadership, Pelosi says her time isn't up.
Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. For all the attempts to nationalize these elections and make them a referendum on President Trump, candidates matter.
As unpopular as Trump gets, Republican strategists are oddly confident that he, and not Ryan, will remain the star of attack ads - giving them a shot at telling voters the choice is really between Ryan and Pelosi for speaker. "They don't have Clinton or Obama, so this is what they do".
Maybe Democrats should try having their people's back for once. He specifically objected to an ad that he said politicized the recent shooting of Republican Representative Stephen Scalise by saying that violent leftists were voting for Ossoff.
Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated.
If there is any doubt as to how angry women are, look at the box office this summer and ask yourselves, why is Wonder Woman outperforming the male dominated summer blockbuster season. The American people want solutions, tangible solutions and the Democrats need to produce them.
Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. Despite the precautionary steps, Embiid played in only 31 games and needed surgery on his left knee in March.
Predictions in this political environment - and with Donald Trump in the White House - are a risky thing. Trump has so far largely left the Senate to do its work, remaining hands off through a hard process.
The 19-year-old point guard averaged more than 20 points, five rebounds and five assists his freshman season with the Huskies. Fultz, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., played his scholastic basketball at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md.
It was not enough to turn the tide for the Lions but it will give Gatland plenty of food for thought. Their pressure was overwhelming and it seemed in the first half hour that the Lions were collapsing.
Like the rest of the movies, cars transform into huge robots, but they are bigger and better before due to the special effects. The movie redlines its engines throughout, but none of it works - and at 149 minutes, it feels almost a full hour too long.
Apple's AirDrop feature can be super useful if you want to share a ton of photos with nearby, iPhone-wielding friends. This is clearly the most requested feature among vocal iPhone users on social networks and on forums like Reddit .
Gatland believes the Lions can now push their tour onto new levels after securing a hugely-important and morale-boosting victory. The tourists will be captained by Sam Warburton who has been nursing an ankle injury.
Bene anche Valentino Rossi che dopo un avvio difficile è risalito fino alla sesta piazza alle spalle di Cal Crutchlow . Come stamattina, quarto tempo per la Ducati di Andrea Dovizioso , reduce da due vittorie di fila.
La legge in discussione al Senato mette l'Italia in linea con quella già in vigore in Francia , Germania e Regno Unito . Lo Ius soli temperato permetterebbe a circa 600mila ragazzi nati dal '98 a oggi di diventare cittadini italiani .
Left winger Isaac Ratcliffe , second round (35 overall): He's big (6-6, 200), rangy, and creates havoc in front of the net. Stephen Patrick , his wife Carrie and their two daughters were sitting with Nolan as he waited for the big moment.
Veteran Universidad de Chile stopper Johnny Herrera stood in for Bravo in Sunday's 2-0 win over Cameroon in Moscow . The result leaves South American champions Chile top of Group B on goal difference from World Cup winners Germany .
La potenza della Honda Civic HF 2014
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GE names John Flannery chief executive
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Ramnath Kovind vs Meira Kumar : Dalit vs Dalit battle
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Amazon To Acquire Whole Foods Market For $13.7 Billion
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Meet the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft roster
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Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare
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Andre Ward defeats Sergey Kovalev by TKO in eighth round
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Much better to do what McPhee did, and accept picks in exchange for agreeing not to take actual useful players. Kolesar is still considered more of a prospect, having never played pro hockey at this point in his career.
Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft
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Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball is "new face of Lakers"
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