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Clues from Georgia on Democrats' future

Clues from Georgia on Democrats' future”

Jon Ossoff's defeat in Georgia's special House election - an election Democrats hoped would have been a referendum on President Donald Trump - has renewed some soul searching among its members. First, we are seeing the parties divide on class and educational lines; how quickly that takes place and how effectively each party is able to find new voters while holding on to a chunk of its existing electorate will determine the results in 2018 and 2020. When it comes to her detractors, Pelosi said "my decision about how long I stay is not up to them".

President Trump and the Republicans continue to play with electoral fire, but the GOP on Tuesday pulled off two more special election victories; this time in Georgia's6th District and South Carolina's5th District.

As they're forced to acknowledge growing concerns about Nancy Pelosi's competence, many prominent Democrats have started calling for Nancy Pelosi to resign as House Minority Leader. Many of her campaign e-mails told supporters that Pelosi and the "resistance" were pouring millions into the district to sway the results in Ossoff's favor. "To come within a hair's breath of winning that seat is nothing short of extraordinary", said House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairwoman Linda Sánchez, D-Calif.

"The brand is just bad". "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters". According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this does not include the additional $5 million spent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on ads supporting Ossoff. But now, after a string of disappointments, those divisions have re-emerged, though Pelosi appears unlikely to face an immediate challenge.

But an Ossoff victory would help Democrats raise money and recruit candidates as they try to win back control of the House of Representatives in 2018.

But Handel's thank you to President Donald Trump in the same speech Tuesday night is unlikely to comfort backers of the Democrat who came to symbolize anti-Trump resistance. "I certainly don't feel it".

"There are more of us than we thought", said Tricia Gephardt, an Ossoff volunteer. Debbie Dingell of MI.

But beyond the impact of Pelosi individually, O'Rourke said Democrats should rethink their entire structure.

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When asked on NBC about possible leadership changes, Democrat Bill Pascrell of New Jersey replied, "We're always reviewing that, believe me". "They're winning. So we have to address that reality".

"Democrats and progressives are once again at risk of replicating their billion-dollar blunder by squandering precious time and resources chasing voters who backed Trump", writes the group, which recommends allocating money towards turning out minority voters.

And Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, remarked that "we had no business winning those districts" due to their GOP allegiance.

None of the House districts that have held special elections this year are crucial to Democrats' takeover dreams, including the seat just filled in Georgia.

But it's also clear that many Democrats in the House, if not the large majority, don't see it that way.

"The issue I think strategically is that Trump energizes their base and Leader Pelosi energizes their base", said Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful a year ago in trying to unseat Pelosi.

For GOP consultants, the tie-every-Democrat-to-Pelosi is a tried-and-true strategy that's been working for more than six years.

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