Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election

Elias Hubbard
June 24, 2017

They just don't know how to make it happen. "We can't just run against Trump". They were at risk of losing it to a 30-year-old who had no prior political experience.

"The truth is people love us, all of us", Trump said, adding that conservative voters are the "hardest working, the smartest people, the toughest people". Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., David Ciciline, D-R.I., and Hakeem Jeffires, D-N.Y.

But it could give Republicans a boost in confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Mr Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. "Time for a new coalition".

It's about all they can do.

"Those issues are very important, and I don't think we should yield any ground at all on those issues because they're vital to our society when you're talking about refugees, you're talking about a woman's right to choose, when you're talking about voting rights", he said.

"So you want me to sing my praises, is that what you're saying?" the California Democrat remarked dismissively to reporters when asked why she should stay on as leader.

And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

Others dismissed the idea that Pelosi really played much of a role in the outcome in Georgia, where Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by about 5 percentage points.

On June 22, Trump took to Twitter to urge House Democrats to keep Pelosi as their leader, asserting that her national profile was an asset to GOP candidates.

"They always want to choose our leaders", Pelosi said Thursday. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective. In the end, the Republican - and in the eyes of many, Trump - won handily.

"The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda [.] on economics".

Nevertheless, Pelosi believes President Donald Trump's unpopularity, the history of mid-term elections and Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, whose passage was the highlight of her brief speakership, present an opportunity to recoup.

Trump separately asked on Twitter why the Obama administration didn't stop Russian Federation from intervening in the election.

"Democrats and progressives are once again at risk of replicating their billion-dollar blunder by squandering precious time and resources chasing voters who backed Trump", writes the group, which recommends allocating money towards turning out minority voters.

"As we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia", Pelosi said. And we have one goal: "winning in 2018".

The CBC includes roughly 40 House Democrats, many in senior leadership and committee positions, including Pelosi allies.

"I certainly don't feel it". "Ossoff will vote with Pelosi", some of those ads said.

"Unfortunately a loss for us, but not good news for them", Pelosi told the rank-and-file in a closed door meeting Wednesday morning, according to Democrats present.

The veteran San Francisco congresswoman held up her fundraising numbers and track record maneuvering major legislation through the House and declared she was confident she had the support from her colleagues to continue in her post.

"I thrive on competition and I welcome the discussion".

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