Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

After Republicans won the #Special Election held in Georgia on Tuesday night, it didn't take long for #Donald Trump to spend time on Twitter. "We gave them a run for their money".

While there are plenty of news reports highlighting how many people are calling for the House Minority Leader to step aside, few are also reporting that California's 12th District has another option. The better news is that in South Carolina's Fifth District, Archie Parnell, the Democrat, was only three points away from winning!

The hope for Democrat Jon Ossoff who was beaten by Republican Karen Handel was President Donald Trump.

Last night, however, Handel beat Ossoff by 3.8 percent. But he said there is no doubt that "this is one occasion when we ought to say he deserves to take a victory lap". "This is a victory for us because it shows we can mobilize people in this district", she added.

Still savoring from their victory in Georgia, Republicans were quick to thank Pelosi for helping them hold onto another congressional seat. In all four states, Democrats bolstered their historical performance in districts that they lost by big double-digit margins previous year. "The House remains in play now".

"I don't know that it makes that much of a difference", Owens said, about the debate. He praised Ossoff's efforts to mobilize the base and persuade independents and moderate Republicans.

"Clearly, we're coming off an election, and she's been getting pounded now for 10 years with negative ads from the Republicans".

Spending on the Georgia race reached at least $57 million, almost twice the previous record, according to the Center for Responsive Politics watchdog group. It's suburban, well-educated and affluent.

Many rank-and-file Democrats were not having it. Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House.

"It was very important to them to have someone who had relationships in the community, someone with a track record", said Handel about constituents she spoke to. The problem lies in the fact that Democrats made it out to be. But, she picked it anyway. Lake, the GOP consultant, predicted Handel would face a primary but she'd easily dispatch her challengers.

House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands.

The Georgia race was the most expensive House race in history, with many millions spent on both sides. That notoriety should help her campaign start replenishing its coffers.

The nearest Republican was Georgia's former secretary of state Handel with just 19.8 per cent - but in a field split by numerous party's candidates. Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by about 5 percentage points.

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