A narrow win for US Republicans in first post-Trump election
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 17:47
So with Donald Trump struggling in Washington, it's hardly surprising that Republicans are nervous about four contests this spring, especially one this month in Atlanta's suburbs.
The PAC, which channels online contributions to Democratic candidates and has raised over $1.5 billion since its inception more than a decade ago, has had some of its greatest success since Trump's election. And it will galvanize Democrats' candidate-recruitment efforts for next year's campaign.
Democrats are hoping to flip a seat in Lewis's home state of Georgia next week, when well-funded, 30-year-old investigative filmmaker Jon Ossoff competes in a special election for the seat vacated by now-Health and Human Services head Tom Price.
Felts applauded rural voters for going to the polls in the special election. Many are looking to flip the 2nd District seat held by Rep. Lynn Jenkins or the 3rd District seat held by Rep. Kevin Yoder in 2018, the Eagle reports.
The race attracted nearly no national support from the Democratic Party. President Donald Trump won by 27 points, while Estes only had a seven-point cushion.
After Tuesday night's 4th District win for Republican Ron Estes, some are taking a closer look at the numbers. He ends by saying, "I need your help to drain this swamp on April 11th".
"The 4th District is tough for Democrats", Loomis said.
Estes' election keeps the all-Republican congressional delegation for Kansas intact. "This is a Republican district, not a 50/50 district". Ossoff raised more than $8.3 million and spent almost $6.2 million by March 29, the closeout date of the most recent FEC reports. "The way things are headed, we would lose the House". "I share those concerns, but this campaign is about a positive vision for our community and the country". The candidates have each sliced off a small percentage of the vote, making it hard for Ossoff, who polls at around 40 percent, to attain a majority.
Even so, any extrapolation from special elections - whether in Kansas, Georgia, or anywhere else - must be tempered. If no one wins 50 percent, a runoff will be held in June.
As for the rest of Trump's tweet, the biggest dose of money that Democratic candidate James Thompson received came from right here on Daily Kos.
Though the number of candidates in the Georgia race makes it hard to compare margins with Price's win last fall, Ossoff's proximity to the 50 percent marker shows how much Democrats have improved their position in that district since last year's election. But other upcoming races could be more indicative. He believes the president's first 100 days aren't the liability seen by Democratic activists.
"There's some discontent", said Mike O'Neal, a Republican consultant who used to work for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Democrats denounced the ad, and noted that the Republican super PAC's recent funding has come mainly from the nonprofit American Action Network, which is funded by undisclosed donors and headed by former Sen.