Nancy Pelosi lauds her own leadership record after Democratic losses

Karen Handel and her husband Steve take the podium for her victory speech at her election night party on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta.Failed Democratic candidate in the Georgia special election Jon Ossoff decried the rise of money in politics Tuesday before he completed the most expensive congressional race in us history.Public polls indicated 6th District voters said Ossoff’s residence wasn’t a major factor and Handel acknowledged her campaign’s internals showed a similar result. He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national party leaders.”Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security”, Trump tweeted out. The reasoning was that even if Pelosi is good at the legislative and fundraising aspects of her job, Democrats can’t afford to have a liberal woman from San Francisco popping up in Republican campaign ads if they want to retake the House.Second, both sides have almost 18 months before the “real” midterms; they would do well to intensify recruitment and use the remainder of the year to drive home their policy messages. But as the race neared Tuesday’s vote, she said she started getting flooded with questions about where he lived. “And it never will be again”.”One important lesson is that when they go low, going high doesn’t f**king work”, Tanden said. Other celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell and Alyssa Milano contributed to Ossoff’s campaign.”I’m thinking first and foremost about being the best possible representative I can be for the 6 District”. If a district rated as safely Republican in past years is now a tossup, that’s a sign Republicans under Trump have an uphill climb to reach educated, suburban voters.Those polar views the day after Handel’s 4-point win over Ossoff can be partly attributed to sheer partisanship – voters seeing the world through their party identity.Karen Handel’s victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff was not an endorsement of the president. All of the state’s congressional seats, including Handel’s, will be on the ballot as well.The California Democrat said she was proud to support “progressive ideals”.In 2010, it was Pelosi and then-President Barack Obama.Whit Ayres, a Republican consultant and Handel strategist, underscored her success in turning the contest into a normal partisan choice.And David Wasserman, an expert on House races at the Cook Political Report, wondered aloud if Pelosi’s celebrated ability to raise money is worth the baggage she brings in conservative districts.The key for Handel was the time she had between April’s first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff’s vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share).Along the way, Republicans have solidified near-supermajority control of the General Assembly.Party insiders say Georgia is not a must-win given the GOP advantages here, but winning in a district like this could put them on their way to a successful 2018, and it would embolden donors and volunteers nationally – and potentially boost candidate recruiting in friendlier districts. Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau, the co-founder of the consulting firm Rokk Solutions, says anti-Trump resistance is enough for the time being.The Ohio lawmaker argued that the Democratic Party had lost touch with the working class. Parnell may have benefited from the lack of national attention on that race, though.Sabato, who heads the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said he heard from several senior Democrats Tuesday night who were less than pleased with Pelosi’s impact on the Georgia race. For months, Democrats have insisted those problems can be fixed by increasing insurance company subsidies, perhaps, or by making it easier for states to expand Medicaid.”It’s fair to say nearly every cent has been raised through the prism of, ‘we need to hold the Republican majority to prevent Nancy Pelosi from passing her far-left agenda, ‘” said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee – the House GOP’s campaign arm.