Wealthy California Liberals Fail To Buy An Election In Georgia

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough had stern advice to the Democrats who protested on Wednesday after Republican challenger Karen Handel beat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s special congressional election on Tuesday night: “Marching in the streets does not win elections”. The special election, to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price after Trump appointed him as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, does not change the balance of power in Washington, where Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress.”I feel extraordinarily honored and privileged to have this opportunity to represent the people of the 6th District”, Handel told Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot.Still, last night’s results were devastating for Democrats, as Handel defeated Ossoff by 4 points. “Ossoff will support common-sense background checks that keep Georgia communities safer”.Handel spoke to FOX 5 Atlanta in an exclusive interview the day after the election.Republican strategist Brian Robinson told Elliot that he believes Handel’s win will be a blueprint for other Republican Congressional candidates looking to win in a district where President Trump may not be popular. In the previous three elections in the South Carolina Fifth District, Republicans won by an average of 19 points – the same margin by which Trump won last fall.”The unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans“, says the spot. “The president sexually assaults people, the Republican in Montana bodyslams people, and this b***h in Georgia refuses to let women with breast cancer get treatment”.The New York Times described the race in the end as “demoralizing for Democrats”.Democrats have said for several election cycles that the Republican-run state is on the cusp of battleground status – turning from red to purple in the common political parlance. Republicans won these races in Kansas, Montana and SC, but Georgia had been widely touted as a referendum on Trump’s impact on the GOP leading up to the 2018 midterms.The Republican victory – the fourth special election won by the party this year – has generated renewed momentum for the party’s long-awaited plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Senate Republicans due to unveil their own proposal for the American Health Care Act on Thursday. It was classic campaign Trump throughout his more than hourlong stemwinder, decrying the “phony witch hunts going against me”, hitting the “dishonest media”, doubling down on his pledge to build a border wall and reliving his November victory.Below is a breakdown of the money that Democrats have spent on every special election that they have lost. Her win also seems to show the Republican strategy of tying Democratic candidates to the liberal House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-California), can still be a winning one.