Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

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Ossoff captured considerable attention early in the race when he tried to make the election a referendum on Trump. Curious to hear your thoughts on this political story.

The challenge for Democrats, as pointed in Politico's reporting, is that there are no viable candidates to challenge Pelosi and take over the leadership. Among those groups: the Alliance for Youth Action, the Arena and Run For Something. "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions".

Will the numerous-yet-elusive millennial voters go to the polls for candidates who are their own age, as strategists presume? Thus, a state like Virginia, because of its heavy concentration of communists and other fellow travelers in the northern part, it has elected a fellow progressive governor, senators, and other representatives despite the fact that the rest of the state is very much conservative.

That tactic clearly paid off. Handel was able to defeat Ossoff by almost four points, despite Ossoff's historic fundraising numbers and the additional millions infused into the race by the national Democratic party. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders, because they want to take us, diminish the opportunity that we have".

But in this analogy, Mr. Sanders represents a political iceberg.Fortunately for Democrats, there will be more elections. "To use our social media and technology better".

Youthful candidates, however, face obstacles; Ossoff faced many.

Handel also turned Ossoff's residency about two miles outside the district into a cultural argument that his heart was actually 2,100 miles away, in San Francisco.

Other young candidates haven't managed to tap into the millennial voting bloc promise either.

President Trump's chaotic first five months in office have driven his popularity ratings down, leading some Democrats to see Americans as coming around to their way of thinking. But Democrats don't necessarily need her or anyone to play the role of a former occupant of the seat Handel just won, Newt Gingrich, who led the Republican takeover of the House in 1994 with his Contract for America.

Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. Her books, "Echoes of Communism", "Liberty on Life Support" and "U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy", "Communism 2.0: 25 Years Later" are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Ms. Pelosi held onto her position by a vote of 134 to 63. Whatever happened to the party of the president who was centrist, cheerful, liked Americans just as they are - and left the party in far better shape than Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama? 'Well, you've been gone too long.' ...

"You want me to sing my praises, is that what you're saying?" she said.

"There's no question that Trump has weakened the Republican Party in wealthy, suburban districts where you have a lot of college-educated, professional people who are Republican", Ellinger said. Notably though, Brown whose campaign platform calls for addressing man-made global warming, raising the minimum wage and welcoming Syrian refugees, is running in the Republican primary. Why? My leadership is recognized by many around the country and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election sad to say, ' she said. Georgia was one of the most reliable Democratic states barely more than a decade or so ago, and is now ruby red with pockets of Democratic strength. But losses don't indicate the strategy's failure. On the other hand, a message about workers saving thousands of dollars on premiums and employers saving more than $10,000 a year might have intrigued voters. Turnout was extraordinarily high for a special election: more than 259,000 people voted, compared with the 331,000 who voted in the presidential election.

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