Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

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Republicans say Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District proves the GOP is still the dominant party in Georgia.

I will tell you about the Democrats.

Atlanta-Journal-Constitution Kyle Wingfield posted a comparison on his social media account.

Georgia's 6th shares numerous same characteristics as the districts that Democrats believe will pave their way to a House majority in 2018.

"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. In South Carolina's 5th District race, where Democrats spent only $250,000, Archie Parnell lost by an even narrower margin to Republican Ralph Norman. Though many of Ossoff's donors came from outside of Georgia - in liberal states like California and New York - Handel had the edge in support from national political action committees, or PACs.

Also, in the past three midterm elections, more than 80 percent of voters who disapproved of the president voted against his party in House races.

When a reporter asked him if he thought House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should be replaced, he would not say but did ask for an explanation from the party leadership.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said the party is in desperate need of fresh faces in its leadership ranks.

CROWLEY: Typically they don't go and pick folks in districts where they think they're going to lose that seat to a Democrat.

Handel also said that she would "absolutely" consider prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from adopting children. "Shifts of that magnitude next year would topple many House Republicans holding more marginal seats than these four". In all four special congressional elections that have taken place since Donald Trump's election, Republicans have used attack ads to portray Democratic candidates as allies of Pelosi.

"At what point is this not a failure of Democrats but toxic, vindictive voters willing to elect hateful bigots?"

That's what Democrats in Texas, and across the nation are hoping for.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Ossoff would vote with Nancy Pelosi to weaken our military.

"We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I, again, respect any opinion that members have, but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them", she said.

Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard.

"We're not focusing on the economic messages". In another tweet, Trump also congratulated Republican Ralph Norman, who won a special congressional election in SC.

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