President Donald Trump is lashing out at top Democrats on Twitter. In the end, the Republican - and in the eyes of many, Trump - won handily. An examination of all the special elections shows that the Democrats have added to Hillary Clinton's gains in well-educated districts and even won over some white working-class voters, which the former Democratic candidate struggled with, Vox reported.
Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts.
Congratulations to the two newest members of the House, both Republicans: Karen Handel from Georgia and Ralph Norman from SC. The overall messaging of the Democratic Party - more anti-Trump than pro-solutions - is also being criticized.
Democrats hold 193 seats and need to gain 24 to be in the majority.
Although aided by a handful of House Democrats who seem to think they need a leader Republicans won't hate, the narrative is backed up by little more than, well, nothing. The two candidates together had spent more money on this campaign than on any other House contest in USA history, over US$50 million.
Since 2010, Republicans have branded congressional campaigns all across the country as contests to oppose House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
"I am a strategic politically astute leader", Pelosi said. "The longer this race was in the national spotlight, the more money it drew from the Republicans, and the more they were able to consolidate their base".
Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.
"In just a few moments, I'll be signing an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans find a rewarding career, earn a great living, and support themselves and their families and love going to work in the morning", the president said on June 15. They haven't figured it out yet.
"I know folks were a little disappointed earlier this week".
Still when Democrats lose four special House elections in a row there is cause for concern. In all four states, Democrats bolstered their historical performance in districts they lost by double-digit margins previous year. He has argued that Democrats should avoid engaging in identity politics and instead focus on issues affecting the middle class.
That's true, but this one was an open seat (giving them a better chance than those in which a Republican incumbent runs).