Republicans feared that middle class, college educated Republicans-who were never sold on Trump-would stay home or even back Ossoff, but their efforts to tie the novice candidate to liberals in Washington, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, won the day.
Ossoff, who outraised his opponent by a margin of over 6 to 1, was endorsed by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a Democrat well-known for his stance on gun control, then publicly sparred with Handel over the state's controversial campus carry measure and was embraced by gun control groups.
Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District seat Karen Handel declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta.
Right before the moment, CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash pointed out that the district was one where Democrats should have been more competitive after Mitt Romney won by double digits and President Donald Trump won it by just over one percentage point.
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Tony Cárdenas, a California Democrat, argued in a closed-door session among House Democrats that the party should address the impact Pelosi is having on its candidates, the New York Times reported.
When the astonishingly bad health plan is finally made public and people watch their parents, children, siblings and friends be denied health care, and when they experience the full horror of President Trump's foreign policy, Democrats will win in district after district, if they do the groundwork that is always necessary to win elections.
But it isn't only previous Democratic critics of Pelosi who are calling for a change. She said she was anxious that the result would empower Republicans in Congress to cut Obamacare.
Those Republicans chose their comfort level with their party and a candidate in Karen Handel, who is a known quantity, over someone with little experience who didn't even live in the district in Jon Ossoff. She had the baggage that comes with being a career politician, but her deep roots and relationships certainly helped far more than they hurt. "That's a problem going forward, and it's going to be a challenge in House races particularly".
It was supposed to be the race that would give Democrats their groove back, a chance to claim blue turf inside red territory and signal the political perils of Trumpism in districts across the country.
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In a Tuesday night tweet, Trump congratulated Handel, saying "we are all very proud of you!"
Democrats dumped most of their money into Georgia's record-breaking special election.
But in recent weeks, both candidates had in many ways shied away from talking about the controversial president, with Ossoff trying to present himself as nearly nonpartisan and refusing to support higher taxes for wealthy people or a single-payer health care plan. Handel hardly mentioned him, yet she was still able to win over his supporters.
"Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security". Bishop won 56% of the vote, compared to Trump's 50.6%; Trott snared 52.9%, besting Trump's 49.7% plurality. Perhaps if the Democrats had put slightly less of a moral investment in this election, it would be seen for what it really is: a special election. What if Freedom Caucus Republicans are inspired by the win to hold out for a bill even less acceptable to those in marginal districts?
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