Handel, who has a long record opposing LGBT rights, will represent Georgia's 6 congressional district, which has historically leaned heavily Republican. It darted through her hometown of Roswell and into the affluent deep-red bastions of Milton and parts of Johns Creek. Democrats' attempts to conflate Handel with Trump failed to make a difference in Tuesday's election. It worked; running on a platform of MOAR LIBERAL TEARS, Handel won with 51.9 percent of the vote.
The latest results had Handel winning by a 3.8% margin, 51.9% to Ossoff's 48.1%.
With the Russian Federation investigations still in full swing and an attempt to repeal Obamacare in the Senate imminent, there remains plenty to concern President Donald Trump. "He's just not one of us", her ads said, and this message was reinforced by tying him to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi - and perhaps inadvertently by Ossoff's own promise to "grow metro Atlanta's economy into the Silicon Valley of the South". At polling precincts across the district, conservative voters expressed their disdain for the San Francisco Democrat.
"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.
Any effective leader, she said, would be a target of the opposition. "By the end of the campaign, people were exhausted of hearing Pelosi's name over and over".
Rep. Seth Moulton echoed her complaints in a Wednesday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.
"To the Jon Ossoff supporters, know that my commitments, they extend to every one of you as well", Handel said. "And the issue of his residency started permeating". But the real frustration in the party stems from the fact that it's not clear in which direction they should be aiming. They hyped a race that they were hoping would be a referendum on President Trump and more money was spent on it - more than $50 million with outside groups factored in - than for any congressional race in history. The sixth is now the best-educated Republican-held seat in the country. "How are we going to get there?" "We need a vision, right?"
Since the U.S. Supreme Court enacted a partial repeal of the Voting Rights Act in June, 2013, many U.S. states have passed new voter ID laws making it more hard for racial minorities, the poor and the elderly to vote.
Ossoff faced an uphill battle in the district, a suburban stretch drawn during redistricting to elect Republicans. After a bit of crowing about the failure of "fake news" fueled, big spending candidates and a shout-out to Fox News, President Donald Trump offered up this: "Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security".
Moulton criticized Democrats' handling of that race as well as the SC 5th District contest, where Democrat Archie Parnell lost to Republican Ralph Norman by an even narrower margin.
Senate Democrat Chris Murphy warned the mounting scandals in Trumpland had further diverted the party from addressing the needs of ordinary citizens.
In 2012 and 2014 Pelosi predicted retaking the House.
President Donald Trump is lashing out at top Democrats on Twitter.
Handel insisted for months that voters' choice had little to do with Trump. But Trump was nowhere near as popular in the district as Reid's tweet indicates.
That turnout was high, and that Mr. Ossoff came much closer than previous Democratic contenders says a few things about the USA political climate.
And for some, they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an economic message that can counter Trump and yield election victories. But nothing that happened should make Republicans feel secure about their hold on the House of Representatives. Time to move forward and win again. "And only the clinically insane would keep trying this game plan".
For most of Obama's two terms - and especially during the 2016 presidential campaign - Republicans needed to be exposed for fighting to replace something that has brought health insurance to millions with nothing.