Trump rides high after Republican election win

BENNETT: That political consolation prize doesn't sit very well with some of the party's rank-and-file members like Congressman Tim Ryan of OH who says coming close isn't good enough. DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan attempted to do just that with his recent memo that spun Jon Ossoff's disappointing loss as a demonstration of how much ground Democrats are gaining in traditionally conservative districts.

Asked about her colleagues urging her to step down, Pelosi waved off the question and said she would address it at her weekly press conference on Thursday.

But they quickly did a 180 when the Georgia race, and a less publicized House contest in SC that the Republican won by 3 percent, turned into an easy 4-point win for Handel. She can even argue, like she did on Thursday, that she was instrumental in getting the Democrats back into the House majority in 2006 after 12 years of Republican rule.

She is, after all, a millionaire San Francisco party-line liberal incapable of understanding what most of America wants and needs.

Hoyer said about the 2018 midterms, "I think we can win back the House, I really believe that".

Pelosi put a positive spin on the results in the Georgia race and the other GOP-leaning special elections, saying the Republican candidates won by significantly smaller margins than in past years. 'Nor is it accurate.

"Look we need to win, everything else is bulls***", Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of NY told reporters leaving the meeting. We have to address that reality'.

MOULTON: Certainly one thing I learned as a Marine is - you know, my job description was very simple. This time I did.

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Democratic critics say it's time to change the party's House leadership, which has been static for over a decade, to make room for fresh voices and a new direction. "And I don't think we're doing enough of that, and I think that's evident in this [Ossoff] race". "But, clearly, these ads using her, linking her to our candidates is still working".

"The brand is just bad", Ryan said.

In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her".

'She's less popular than Donald Trump in my district, ' Ryan admitted.

Whilst there may be Democrats in the House plotting to oust Pelosi, that doesn't mean there's any clear successor to her. Gerrymandering GOP officials across the country have left so few districts in play that to succeed, Democrats must win over Republicans in places like Kansas' 3rd District, which is now represented by Kevin Yoder.

"Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost", Vela told Politico. Does his election tell us anything about their chances in 2018?

Podhoretz points out that the $30 million raised for Ossoff's campaign "could've funded six House races next year in which Democrats would've had a better shot than they did here".

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