Karen Handel Hails Victorious in 6th District After Grueling Election
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 7:35
The presidential candidate ended up earning and spending almost $1.2 billion in her fight against Trump. Spending enough money to scald a wet mule (to borrow a phrase from Haley Barbour) to hold on to a district that Tom Price (Trump's HHS secretary) and Newt Gingrich held is not a sign of Republican health.
"This is the beginning of something much bigger than us", Ossoff said in his concession speech.
After one of the most contentious and the most expensive Congressional races in USA history, Handel easily defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff 53 percent to 47 percent Tuesday night. Representative Karen Handel said she hopes to reach out to her opponent's supporters in an effort to unify the 6th Congressional District.
Even as Ossoff lost, Democrats' spirits were somewhat lifted by the unexpectedly strong showing of their nominee in another special House election Tuesday, in SC. "Karen Handel becomes 1st Woman Rep GA has sent to Congress", Donald Jr.
Republicans have actually won four races, with Democrats capturing a fifth seat. "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Vela said. "It won't if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday because the same unhinged leftists cheering last week's shooting are all backing Jon Ossoff and if he wins, they win". The following map shows which precincts voted more Democratic (blue) or Republican (red) between 2016 and Tuesday's election.
After Democrats lost a Georgia House seat in a special election on Tuesday, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Democrats need to revamp their leadership. Their contest had become the most expensive House race in USA history, with both candidates raising a cumulative $56.7 million.
While all of America had its eyes set on the special election in Georgia Tuesday, a race for a U.S. House seat in SC proved to be a surprisingly close result for the Democratic Party. In 2018, it would be great to see 435 Democratic House candidates who are all bolder and more progressive than Jon Ossoff.
While the Center for Responsive Politics documented that over $56.7 million had been spent in the short campaign, viewed by many as a referendum on the Trump administration, gun politics also played a part in the contest.