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Trump to Democrats Over Georgia Loss: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!'

22 June, 2017, 09:08 | Author: Melody Ballard

Georgia Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive congressional race in history on Tuesday, avoiding a Democratic upset in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

Republican Karen Handel is now a candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District Special Election.

"The victories should provide a little breathing room for Republican leaders, showing incumbents at risk in 2018 that the GOP agenda can still win in Republican districts and reinforcing efforts to deliver on promises to motivate the base such as tax cuts and Obamacare", Mills wrote in a note to clients on Wednesday. Mr. Trump's election doesn't necessarily settle the internecine argument between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic party in favor of full blown socialism, but it does at least make the case that a robust, easily identifiable policy agenda is necessary. Democrats retained a heavily Democratic seat in a June 6 California race between two Democrats. However, Republican Tom Price, the seat's previous occupant, won over 60 percent of the congressional vote in 2016.

The Georgia loss sparked a quick reaction from Democrats.

On Twitter, we saw some instances of those on the left hitting the Democrats and Ossoff for essentially running against Trump rather than providing any real ideas.

"Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!" he posted Tuesday night. Prominent Democrats said the party needed to rethink its approach. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0".

In South Carolina's special election yesterday, Republican Ralph Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell by just 3 points.

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Pelosi's staff fought back against the calls for new leadership.

Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol on May 25. "There have been super PACs in Washington who have been putting up tens of millions of dollars of attack ads on air for months now".

Democrats were also quick to point out that the races were held in typically Republican districts, saying a win in either of Tuesday's elections wasn't likely in the first place.

All the strategies that the Democrats tried during the election did not help them and none of it worked.

Democrats still managed narrower margins than usual in all four districts, and they hope that bodes well for next year's midterms.

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.

"We have a unique opportunity to flip control of the House of Representatives in 2018", he said. Spending on the race reached at least $57 million, almost twice the previous record, according to the Center for Responsive Politics watchdog group.


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