President Trump Heads to Iowa Following GOP Congressional Wins

President Donald Trump is gloating on Twitter - and why not?

All the strategies that the Democrats tried during the election did not help them and none of it worked.

Seen as an early proxy for whether Democrats can flip certain Republican-leaning districts in the President Donald Trump era, Tuesday's election drew national attention and record cash from around the country.

"We'd better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realise that the problem is us; it's the party", OH representative Tim Ryan said Wednesday morning as he left a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus in the Capitol.

At a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting the frustration was palpable, according to people who were in the room, despite Pelosi's efforts to frame the results as evidence of incremental Democratic progress in deep red districts.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the combined spending for both candidates has pushed past $50 million - making it the most expensive House campaign in US history.

Relative success for Democratic candidates in the Kansas and Montana special elections had raised expectations for Democrats in SC.




Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff, left, concedes to Republican Karen Handel while joined by his fiancee Alisha Kramer at his election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Voters may be wary of President Donald Trump, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remains an albatross for Democrats, one that Republican victor Karen Handel effectively exploited in the Georgia race. The House of Representatives voted and passed their proposal last month. With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls. "Obamacare is a disaster", Trump said.

Of the four districts that were Republican in January, the number of them that are still Republican is four! Why would Republicans take a chance on alienating the voters who sent them to office? Handel won Tuesday by about 4 percentage points.

The election was grueling, but Handel came out victorious.

"For my part, I hope the Democrats heed the counsel of Jim Dean of Democracy For America, who says Ossoff and the others lost because they failed to "[run] on a bold progressive vision".

Asked if that meant Pelosi should go, Moulton - who backed Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan's challenge to Pelosi's leadership post a year ago - said: "I think that's a question for the caucus to decide".

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