The district has been a Democratic graveyard since the Carter administration.

"Let's hold the Republicans accountable in those districts (and) take our country back", U.S. Sen. "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 Democratic divide is highlighted pretty starkly in the string of responses to Moulton's tweet. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.

She was elected to Congress in a special 1987 election.

Tuesday's stinging loss in Georgia, where Democrats spent tens of millions of dollars has many in the party frustrated, with most griping privately that their current strategy isn't working. National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Stivers cautioned that there are still about 17 months until the midterms, when the president's party typically loses seats. That awareness has been palpable among younger lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who fear the party hasn't absorbed any of the lessons from last year's election. Can it do both?

Pelosi allies have pushed back at the blame game and pointed to the improvement Democrats had in other special elections in Kansas, Montana and SC as evidence that their efforts to harness the resistance against Trump was working. Some Democrats are taking solace in the fact that they fared better in each of those places than candidates who ran for those seats in 2016.

But Georgia 6 was the most moderate by far.

"We need leadership change", Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) told CNN.

Some Democrats, though, have wanted her out, particularly after the party was unable to win back control in 2016, a year when the party was seen as having a decent chance of doing so. If the former explains why Handel ran ahead of most survey results, pollsters need to re-weight their samples or they will continue to under-estimate Republican's support. That's not to mention what it could mean in Washington.

Whit Ayres, a Republican consultant and Handel strategist, underscored her success in turning the contest into a normal partisan choice.

"They raised a fortune for him", Trump said.

The reason that the President and Republicans are winning these elections is that voters want to see action on the serious issues facing the country.

Pelosi said Republicans will always make a target of Democratic leaders, saying they did so with legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and many others.

Ossoff tried to walk the Dean-Moulton Line.

Toward the end of the race, even Democrat activists had to admit that Ossoff had several significant problems as a candidate.

Worse, he didn't even live in the district, and Ossoff's various excuses for that didn't persuade the voters. "The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be a clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda, which is on economics".

It could be that Ossoff shouldn't have taken that outside money and refused the lefty image. But just what kind of message and what kind of candidates will deliver victories in the Trump era remain points of contention. His youthful age, 30 years old, and profession, documentary filmmaker, might also have given some voters pause. The disproportionate distribution favoring Ossoff could be due to a consistent under-representation of Republican-leaning voters in surveys or a last-minute shift toward Karen Handel. She chaired the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, served as Georgia secretary of state and narrowly lost GOP primaries to become governor in 2010 and then senator in 2014.

Republicans hold only six of the 23 districts with college graduate majorities.

His opponent, Karen Handel, 55, is a well-known and experienced Republican politician.

Thank you @FoxNews "Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election".

All of Ossoff's deficiencies would have been papered over by a win. Regrettably, the reason faithful Democrats (and millions of others) will never be able to forget that epic moment of Obama leadership is that, unfortunately, it never happened.

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