Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

  • Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

If their candidate could prevail in a special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, the thinking went, they'd be sitting pretty.

With the support of a notoriously republican district and of President Trump, Handel was able to defeat Ossoff by over 12-thousand votes.

"This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said. The $25 million raised was not enough to reverse the luck of the Democrats, who suffered defeat in districts within Kansas, Montana and SC.

JOE CROWLEY: We're disappointed.

"But these special elections are skirmishes before the big war", he wrote.

"I don't know if there is a solution in the short term", Ryan said.

"Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!" he posted Tuesday night.

BENNETT: Like Ryan, Congressman Seth Moulton of MA is also venting about the loss.

"#Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working". She praised Ossoff as "a candidate who was young and enthusiastic, and attracted national support". Moulton is a 38-year-old Iraq war veteran elected to Congress in 2014. "But she certainly is one of the reasons". You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. That's the most important part.

The main argument against Pelosi from her Democratic detractors is that more than 30 years in Washington and hundreds of millions of dollars in attack ads against her have taken their toll when it comes to public opinion. It worked; running on a platform of MOAR LIBERAL TEARS, Handel won with 51.9 percent of the vote. That's why Nancy Pelosi and her allies are pouring millions into his campaign.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

"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 still moves the needle", Ryan said.

In campaign ads and election flyers, Republicans successfully tied the policies and beliefs of newcomer Ossoff to House minority leader Pelosi.

Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey says, "A loss is a loss is a loss, and there's no excuses". I have enormous respect for her. We're used to that.

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas told Politico that Pelosi will continue to be an albatross for Democrats if she remains.

The losses left many Democrats looking for a new way forward to mount an opposition to President Trump.