Ossoff wants campaign finance reform after most expensive House race in history

Republicans, meanwhile, can now breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that they can still win in the kind of affluent, educated districts that often favor Democrats – even with a president who has divided voters in their own party.Mr. Ossoff raised a historic $23 million to try to pick off the seat vacated by former Rep. Tom Price, who was appointed to head the Department of Health and Human Services by President Trump.On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, in the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat.President Trump and his allies cheered Republican Karen Handel’s victory Tuesday in the closely watched Georgia runoff as a clear endorsement of the administration’s agenda – and cast Democrats’ special election losing streak as a rebuke of the party’s “obstruction” tactics. Trump tweeted out. “All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0″.”Jon Ossoff stands with the majority of American voters on the issue of gun violence”, said the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence in their endorsement last month.That was Politico’s response to Trump’s midnight tweet which said: “Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!”Polls consistently suggested Handel was going to lose, with Democrats breathlessly claiming the special election would be a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.The election will not significantly change the balance of power in Washington, where Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress.Trump invested significant political capital in the Georgia race – appearing at a fundraiser for Handel in April and tweeting his support Tuesday morning.Addressing supporters in Atlanta, Handel noted with pride that she had become the first Republican woman sent to Congress from Georgia, and she pledged to represent all of her constituents, including Ossoff’s supporters. “The Ossoff district wasn’t one of them”. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections.”I don’t think this is [about] one person”, Dingell said, adding that Democrats need to figure out how to come together as a party and craft a winning message before the 2018 midterms. “Hey Media, instead of saying Democrats LOST say Republicans WON!” With all 208 precincts reporting, Handel won with 51.87% of the vote in the head-to-head contest.Trump also gloated about the win.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”.