The latest GOP victor is Karen Handel, who won about 52 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to quell the upstart phenomenon of Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old Democrat who raised more than $23 million and became a symbol of opposition to President Donald Trump.
One of them was Joy Reid, the liberal host of the MSNBC show AM Joy.
In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them (Georgia). "Let's hang on to some perspective, folks". Donald Trump congratulated Republican Karen Handel for winning the elections in the Georgia special election and said that Handel would work towards lower taxes, great healthcare, and strong security.
Democrats need to flip 24 GOP seats to win a majority in the House next year. I could have that one wrong.
The latest results had Handel winning by a 3.8% margin, 51.9% to Ossoff's 48.1%. Four years later, Trump carried it by just 1.4 points. "In many ways, Hillary Clinton thought that being not Donald Trump would be good enough". These included Texas' 23rd District, held by GOP Rep.
I argued before the race that a Republican victory in the Sixth District would help it in the short term, but hurt it in the long run, because overall this simply is not sustainable. By doing so, Georgians and South Carolinians handed Trump personal victories - and the president responded by declaring himself undefeated in congressional races since taking office.
The 2016 presidential result in the district was far worse for the Republicans than in previous elections.
Party organizations, independent political action committees and donors from Los Angeles to Boston sent a cascade of money into a race, filling metro Atlanta's airwaves with ads and its 6th District neighborhoods with hordes of paid canvassers. "Since black folks in Fulton didn't line up as EXPECTED 4 Osoff Dems better do more then #resist & #renegotiate a better deal!"
"If we can replicate that swing here, Archie will win", Parnell's campaign manager, Daniel Barash, told the Huffington Post in May. Price won with 62 percent of the vote, while Trump won by less than 2 percentage points.
Still, Reid was wrong in her initial tweet. (However, the party was much different when some of the women lawmakers served than it is today.) But if that's the case, what glass ceiling is Trump Jr. referring to?
Democrats were hardly likely to take his advice, given the widespread unpopularity of the Trump agenda.
The fact that the GOP fielded an experienced candidate in a district Republicans have held for 40 years against a political novice propped up by a flood of cash from outside the state always made it hard to determine just how much the race was going to be a barometer on the president.
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