Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

That was much tighter than when the same seat was up for election last November and won by Republican Tom Price by 23 percentage points.

Trump's fate won't be decided in special elections for Congress, but in the 2020 presidential election.

The Congressional Leadership Fund paid for a vehicle to drive around in the district with Ossoff's and Pelosi's faces and a sign that said "San Francisco 3 Jon Ossoff". In one of the country's best educated districts, she won. "I'm going to work hard to earn their confidence too".

"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.

"We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible we could fight (that) we could fight", Ossoff told supporters. "Because in these United States of America, no one - no one - should ever feel their life threatened over their political beliefs and positions".

The Georgia race ends as the most expensive House campaign in US history, with a tab that may exceed $50 million.

"I worry sometimes that we get so obsessed and angered by Donald Trump, which is OK, but you can't hold on to it because it takes your eye off the ball", Ryan said.

"So you want me to sing my praises, is that what you're saying?" the California Democrat remarked dismissively to reporters when asked why she should stay on as leader. Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted.

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In Montana, Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist by just 6 points. I see that Democrats are coming out and they're not coming out in the numbers perhaps you want them to come out in. Handel's victory means Republicans have 241 seats in the House to the Democrats' 194. "But this is the beginning of something much bigger than us". "Karen Handel becomes 1st Woman Rep GA has sent to Congress", Donald Jr.

While the Center for Responsive Politics documented that over $56.7 million had been spent in the short campaign, viewed by many as a referendum on the Trump administration, gun politics also played a part in the contest.

The minority leader has kept her distance from the campaign.

"I expect it to be verrrrry close", a nervous Ossoff voter emailed me in a tone very different from the confident-sounding campaign.

Far from being a momentum changer, his defeat only affirmed once again that the Democratic Party no longer knows how to appeal to voters with anything like vision or hope.

While Democrats are unlikely to take any advice offered by the president, several have called for new strategies following Ossoff's loss. The Republican establishment effectively rallied behind its candidates despite Trump's polarizing presidency and the continued concerns over his leadership from within that establishment.

In fact Pelosi, 77, has emerged as a favorite GOP bogeyman and was the target of a barrage of negative advertising in the Georgia House race, mocking her as a San Francisco liberal and tying her to Ossoff.