White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Republican Ralph Norman defeated Archie Parnell in Tuesday's special election for South Carolina's 5th congressional district, and in Georgia, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive House race in history. But Republican Karen Handel won, by 3.8 points, blowing these story lines into oblivion.

Just hours before the news conference, moderate Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside. He has argued that Democrats should avoid engaging in identity politics and instead focus on issues affecting the middle class.

Pelosi said Republicans will always make a target of Democratic leaders, saying they did so with legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and many others. In the DCCC memo, Luján said the House Republican agenda is "deeply unpopular" and that the pending GOP health-care bill "will haunt every single House Republican through Election Day".

And as long as they remain so angry at Trump they can't think straight, I say, "Stay angry, my friends".

Pelosi and the seniority system that congressional Democrats are wedded to are hampering any effort to shake up their party in the Age of Trump.

Ryan told NPR on Wednesday that the ads that Republican groups ran harnessing Pelosi's unpopularity with their GOP base voters were clearly effective.

"Obviously [Georgia's 6th] is a deep-red district, and Republicans don't get to pick who is the Democratic leader", he added.

Handel thanked Trump on Tuesday at her victory rally, where a boisterous crowd chanted the President's name.

Being young is more a matter of fact than an individual accomplishment, and Handel used Ossoff's relative youth in her attack ads against him.

Pelosi didn't directly respond to Rice's call, but stressed that now was the time for Democrats to come together. "I'd like to keep her right where she is because our record is extraordinary against her".

"I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, told Politico.

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In 2010, it was Pelosi and then-President Barack Obama.

Even as-of-yet unelected Democrats are bailing on Pelosi.

As Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said, "Republicans should take cold comfort in their win in GA-06". One prime reason: Nancy Pelosi. "It's time for a new generation of leadership".

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But Pelosi continues to command great loyalty from many in the House, and she insisted her position was not in jeopardy. "Time to move forward and win again", tweeted Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who is running against Rep. Mark Sanford in SC.

Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Watson credited Handel for "crushing liberal dreams". When the presidential race ended in a historic upset, resulting in the election of a president who stands in opposition to the values they view as most important, they lost faith in the predictions and assumptions of those party leaders.

And progressive activists' willingness to pour millions of dollars' worth of small-dollar online contributions into Ossoff's campaign - donations fueled nearly entirely by a desire to deal Trump a political setback - was what convinced Democrats to take the race seriously.

Republicans immediately crowed over winning a seat Democrats spent at least $30 million trying to flip. If the President wants to work with Democrats, he is the leader of the Executive Branch.

Ossoff initially campaigned on a promise to "make Trump furious" but more recently backed off that approach.

"They just want to obstruct", Mr. Trump said.