Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power


"Now we know what New Hampshire looks like", said Chip Lake, a GOP consultant based in Georgia.

Democrats and Republicans largely agree that the contest for this seat won't be anywhere near as intense as it had been over the past few months, when it was touted as the most competitive race in the country, attracting national media attention and spending.

"If we keep taking the margins down by 20 points like we have done, we're going to take 50 seats", Perez said. Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race. "The Democratic Party needs new leadership now", he tweeted.

As President Donald Trump continues to struggle, Democrats have moved into a stronger position to challenge Republicans for control of Congress next year, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Tim Ryan calls Democrat's brand "Toxic". He followed that up with a Wednesday morning memo, declaring, "The House is in play". She said, "They say they want young people to get involved".

"I'm not saying it's fair but the perception in the world is that democrats are liberals, elitists from the coast who do not connect to working class people", said Ryan.

Speaking of the 42nd president, many are the charges that can be laid at his feet, but contempt for half of all Americans was never one of them. It's suburban, well-educated and affluent.

This was a district that should have been winnable by the Democrats in this environment, but the demographic shift is not as pronounced as thought and in the end it was much hoopla about nothing. Democrats need to gain 24 seats to win the majority.

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Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela told Politico, "You'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top".

Several Democratic representatives, including Ryan, plan on discussing possible efforts to oust Pelosi on a meeting planned for Thursday.

Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff had to do three things to win: mobilize and turn out Clinton voters; convince some Trump-voting Republicans either to back him or, more plausibly, stay home out of distaste for GOP nominee Karen Handel; and win about 60 percent of voters who had gone for Johnson or McMullin past year.

"She's easy to demonize".

Mr. Ossoff deserves credit for stepping up and running for a House seat in a rock-ribbed Republican district. "She is a great leader".

A screenshot depicting a CNN political panel's melancholy reaction to Democrat Jon Ossoff's loss in Georgia's special congressional election has gone viral. That notoriety should help her campaign start replenishing its coffers. But for millions of Americans, the brand is also about contempt - intellectual contempt of the kind Nimzowitsch exuded for his opponent (the grandmaster Fritz Sämisch, who, in fairness, was no slouch); moral contempt of the sort Hillary Clinton felt for Trump (never more evident than previous year when Hillary Clinton wondered, "Why aren't I fifty points ahead?"). But in the runoff, motivated by a clear choice between just two candidates and buoyed by millions of dollars in party get-out-the-vote money, GOP voters showed up: turnout in rock-ribbed Republican Cobb County was 79 percent of the proportion in November 2016, on par with turnout in DeKalb County, the bluest part of the district.

The "Dump Pelosi" movement shines a light on some of the unloveliest instincts of some Democrats: self-loathing, scapegoating and a desire for quick fixes, rather than hard work.