In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

CNN panel stunning and visibly angry  depressed over Karen Handel defeating Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District

CNN panel stunning and visibly angry depressed over Karen Handel defeating Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District

President Trump mocked his favorite "fake news" networks and Democrats who were devastated by their loss in Georgia's sixth congressional district's special election. "And you can't get away from the fact that in Georgia this was seen as a test of whether the resistance by Democrats was going to overpower the Republicans or whether the Trump vote would hold".

High-profile endorsements for the candidates were also abundant: President Donald Trump voiced his support for Handel.

Handel staved off the young enthusiastic Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, in a runoff to become the first Republican woman ever elected by Georgia voters to head to Congress. Ossoff and his opponent, Republican Karen Handel - who won the seat on Tuesday evening with 52% of the vote - spent a combined $50 million raised from national Democratic and Republican organizations.

Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's House former seat in SC.

Republicans have won four special House elections since Trump took office - Handel's victory and a SC race Tuesday; a Montana victory last month and one in Kansas in April.

Last night Republicans won two special House elections in Georgia and in SC.

She said the Democrats "gave them a run for their money in all of them". Despite spending more than $30 million, Ossoff lost the district by a wider margin than Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats did manage to keep a safe seat in California's 34th in April.

"I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country".

Pelosi continues to enjoy strong support from other Democrats.

A documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, Ossoff is the sort of candidate the ossified national party often favors in close races - lightly seasoned, studiously bland and loosely linked to the district, where he doesn't happen to live.

"What happened on that ballfield was a awful tragedy and we need to all continue to lift up Steve and the others who were injured that day", Handel said.

"I don't know if there is a solution in the short term", Ryan said.

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

But Handel's win is expected to energize Republican lawmakers in Washington as they seek to push forward with their repeal of Barack Obama's health care plan as well as tax law overhauls. The results suggest that Democrats will need more than low approval ratings for the president if they hope to achieve their goal of taking control of the House next year.

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