Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

Tuesday was a triumphant night for Republicans, winning 4 of 5 special elections, including the most expensive House race in USA history.

Meanwhile, the knives seem to be out for Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who was demonised by the GOP side in the Georgia race.

Some Democrats are so fed up with their party leadership that they are looking at ways of removing Nancy Pelosi from her post as House minority leader.

He tried and failed last fall to unseat Pelosi as House minority leader.

Thing is, Ryan's got more of an eye on the real problem: the Democratic brand, which Pelosi in fact embodies perfectly.

Republican ads in Georgia called out minority leader Nancy Pelosi as a rich San Francisco liberal, out of touch with the needs of middle America.

Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now".

"I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Vela said.

According to a report in The Hill, Democratic leadership has come under intense criticism by the rank-and-file for Ossoff's loss to Handel.

Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

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"I kind of joke, we talked about free-range chickens more than we talked about working people in the last election", he said.

On Thursday, Trump jumped into the political fray, taking a swipe at Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in a tweet.

Well, it appears that Pelosi and her team are fighting back. 'And I hope that the Democrats keep her right where she is for a long, long time.

Democrats invested millions in the costliest House race, but Republican Karen Handel beat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday.

Prominent Democrats said the party needed to rethink its approach.

Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard.

Earlier in November, Moulton was part of a group of House Democrats who pressured the caucus to delay the leadership vote, which allowed for Ryan to formally announce his candidacy.

"The Democrats actually are competitive when they talk about Medicare, college tuition, wages", Watters said. There Republican Ralph Norman easily prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell for a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, now Trump's budget director.

Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC that Democrats needed to focus on economic growth and "get back to being a big tent party".

In November, Moulton threw his support behind Ryan for the leadership position, saying the OH congressman would give the party a better chance to regain the majority by appealing to working class voters from the industrial Midwest who supported Donald Trump for president.

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