Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?

And on Monday, in a nod to the special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, Trump urged residents in those states to vote for the Republican candidate.

Let's also not forget that there was another special election in South Carolina's 5th yesterday - a district that's even more Republican than Georgia's 6th - and in that race Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell by just three points, 51% to 48%.

So far they've failed in every attempt.

With the support of a notoriously republican district and of President Trump, Handel was able to defeat Ossoff by over 12-thousand votes.

"Things are looking great for Karen H!" tweeted Trump at 10:21 p.m.

- Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia to avoid a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

In the four races for red House districts vacated by Trump nominees, the Republican candidate won but the Democrat performed better than the party's candidate did in 2016.

Murphy also said "the fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda". "But this is the beginning of something much bigger than us". Ossoff faced a barrage of ads linking him with Pelosi, who often is criticized by Republicans for representing what they call extreme liberal points of view.

"Our brand is worse than Trump", The New York Times quoted Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.

"If you get a guy or a woman that's from the district that people have seen in worship services for 30 years; that know their families, they're at the PTA - You know, you get a guy who's a banker at a small community bank that talks, 'Oh come on now, Jim. That's no way to build a national party".

Spending on the Georgia race reached at least $57 million, almost twice the previous record, according to the Center for Responsive Politics watchdog group. But Georgia, they said, could well be different.

"I'm proud of the fact that my campaign has raised that money in small-dollar contributions, on average less than $50", Ossoff said. They can only obstruct, no ideas. Intense Democratic grassroots efforts on the ground in Georgia likely made up some of that ground.

Democrats got their hopes up after overperforming in the Kansas and Montana special elections.

"We have closed the gap dramatically", said Rep. Keith Ellison, who lost a bid to become the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

The result comes as relief for Republicans who had grown concerned about whether their party, buffeted by the scandals that have plagued the Republican president, could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district, which became the most expensive congressional race in U.S. history.

  • Leroy Wright