Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia

They were so sure that Trump's apparently low approval ratings would translate to a victory for a young, politically inexperienced Democrat in a mostly-red district. 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.

"What's really important is that Donald Trump has seized the narrative back, that he's doing better with the voters than Democrats think he is", he said.

Since the special election in April, President Trump has been campaigning for Handel through various outlets including his twitter account. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0". The special election, to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price after Trump appointed him as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, does not change the balance of power in Washington, where Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress. A Democrat won the fifth election.

"Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security".

"We have to remember that these elections are being held in districts hand-picked by Trump - districts where he created vacancies because he thought they were "can't lose" seats", Klain told CNN.

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As rumblings of dissatisfaction with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi grow among Democrats, Rep. Seth Moulton said her future "certainly" needed to be a topic of discussion. "It's clear, that I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership. It is possible that he could actually get re-elected if Democrats aren't careful". "That's no way to build a national party". According to CNBC, Trump won this district's presidential votes by only 1.5 points. But for now they said a different approach would rest on the party message - not Pelosi. "At the end of the day with 260,000 people voting, we just ran out of Democrats and independents".

Some Democrats saw Handel's failure to maintain the 23-point lead won by the district's previous Republican victor - current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price - as a positive sign for the future. Many Democrats hope to harness that energy during the 2018 mid-terms, when the entire House will be up for re-election.

Representative Ben Ray Lujan, head of the Democrats' House campaign committee, said in a memo that polls showed a handful of Republican incumbents are facing tough races and that dozens of districts were winnable for Democrats.

Ellison said the Georgia 6th was not as competitive as 64 other House seats that Democrats could win in 2018 to wrest control away from Republicans, adding, "They're the ones who better be anxious".

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