Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Some are arguing that the Georgia race, in which Republicans ran heavily against Nancy Pelosi, proves that she is toxic and should retire.

Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's House former seat in SC.

"I am disappointed in my neighbors, in my people".

Democrats raised and spent $23 million in favor of Ossoff's bid against former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and a combined $50 million was spent in the race overall.

That Mr Ossoff did not get a clear majority triggered Tuesday's run-off in which the Republican vote coalesced around Mrs Handel.

Democrats came close but still lost two other contested special elections earlier this year for Republican-held seats in conservative Kansas and Montana, and the outcomes in Georgia and SC could put a crimp in the party's fundraising and candidate recruitment.

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas told Politico that Pelosi will continue to be an albatross for Democrats if she remains. "This race proved that Democrats have a real shot at taking back the House in 2018".

On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel won a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election in Georgia, staving off a spirited challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff. "And I'm not sure that that's there yet". When it comes to her detractors, Pelosi said "my decision about how long I stay is not up to them". "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future".

As the Democrats' fourth loss in a row since the presidential election - though all in Republican strongholds - the Georgia result also underscored the reality that Mr Trump has maintained the support of his base. "They keep winning and we keep losing".

"It's time for change, and personally I think it's time for a new generation of leadership in the party", U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) told reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday, though he stopped short of explicitly calling for Pelosi's ouster.

And Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, remarked that "we had no business winning those districts" due to their GOP allegiance.

Texas Democrats say they feel confident they'll be able to turn red districts blue in the 2018 midterms. He returned to Washington late Wednesday.

But prescriptions for how the Democrats should move forward varied. More voters cast ballots in the Sixth District in this race than in the 2014 midterm elections, though that race featured governor, lieutenant governor, and USA senator races at the top of the ticket.

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