Leadership elections occur every two years. Sometimes presidents are more or less popular than their party. His political brand, which appeals most strongly to lower-income white voters, was said to be unappealing in a district that is one of the most highly educated in the nation and where the median income is more than $75,000. To pull this off Handel had to keep her distance from Trump.
Democrats will try to make the case that both races were closer than those won by Price and Mulvaney, but as we all know, close only counts in horseshoes.
A special election in Atlanta, Georgia is the latest election victory for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Trump also took a jab at Sen.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, Handel deliberately steered a middle course too, says William McGurn in The Wall Street Journal.
While some of "The View" hosts thought the closeness of the Georgia special election results Tuesday night indicated that Democrats were gaining ground on Republicans, Behar was much less optimistic.
"They're still going to push the idea that Russian Federation hacked the election because they can't accept the results as they were", Graham concluded.
"From his first day in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump received only tentative support from the Republican Party in Washington".
King has criticized the Trump's tweeting habits before. "You were right. #winning".
Moulton, along with other co-chairs of a new House Democratic National Security Task Force, sent a letter to Trump today asking him to produce the document that lays out the administrations's national security priorities. He says the defeat "better be a wake-up call for Democrats".
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday offered a bewildering assessment of the party's loss in Georgia's special congressional election, saying the outcome was "good". "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost".
Instead of that weakening vision, the image that Bryce is presenting in the Midwest could be the start of a more populist approach, moving back toward the Democratic Party's historical ties to the working class and also mirroring some of the anti-elite, pro-blue collar forces that empowered the tea party in the early half of the decade and buoyed Trump to the presidency past year.
Pelosi's defenders pushed back with vigor against those charges. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. She said she has told Democrats to stop focusing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
Some Democrats have gone even further and tried to rewrite history with their memory eraser stick, like Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones wielded in the movie "Men in Black", and pretend it was never a "must-win" race for them.
Despite - or due to - raising and spending in excess of $30 million and receiving numerous celebrity endorsements, Ossoff dropped the ball in a district that Democrats had convinced themselves was winnable. Republicans, wild to show that that they would not be moved in Newt Gingrich's old district.
Winston cautioned that the GOP could not take anything for granted. What if Freedom Caucus Republicans are inspired by the win to hold out for a bill even less acceptable to those in marginal districts?
New York Times: After Georgia Election, Democrats Are Demoralized, Again - "Make no mistake: Democrats were swimming against the current in Georgia". "Trump's resilience outside the Beltway is alive and well".