Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff had to do three things to win: mobilize and turn out Clinton voters; convince some Trump-voting Republicans either to back him or, more plausibly, stay home out of distaste for GOP nominee Karen Handel; and win about 60 percent of voters who had gone for Johnson or McMullin a year ago.
Republicans expertly connected Ossoff to Pelosi, a poison pill for some voters, prompting calls for a leadership change.
None of that suggests that Pelosi faces an immediate challenge to her leadership. 'I love the arena. "I thrive on competition".
Pelosi is undeniably problematic, but nonetheless, Democrats should take a step back and give her situation as an (unsurprisingly) detested woman in a position of power some more thought before driving her out, prematurely. He raised $23 million to her $4 million in the priciest House race in history.
Despite spending a record amount of money, Democrats loss a Georgia special House race that some hoped would be a referendum on President Donald Trump and bolster opposition against Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
In this March 28, 2017 photo, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. speaks during a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.
"Do I think it's fair that the Republican playbook over the last four election cycles has been attacking Nancy Pelosi and demonizing her?"
Democrats hope to flip the House in next year's mid-term election.
Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!", asked Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Democratic state senator Nan Orrock a basic question: "Is this not just a battle between Republicans and Democrats but [also] the heart of the Democratic Party?"
Previous occupants include former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who held the seat for 20 years.
But if they remain oblivious to the social conservatism of red-state and red-district culture, they'll remain flummoxed as to why a 30-year-old filmmaker with experience in - oh no!
No one ever gets exhausted of winning, especially a rookie politician that everyone in the establishment predicted would be a loser. At least a decade'.
Costa did note that Democratic recruitment of veterans helped them retake the House in 2006; Scarborough was really laying his admiration of Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) pretty thick.
Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats.
Despite the districts long Republican ties, the fact remains the district was winnable for Democrats, with Trump having won the district by only one percent.
She is, after all, a millionaire San Francisco party-line liberal incapable of understanding what most of America wants and needs. Instead, Pelosi had to spend time defending her continued leadership of the Democratic caucus. He specifically objected to an ad that he said politicized the recent shooting of Republican Representative Stephen Scalise by saying that violent leftists were voting for Ossoff. We have to address that reality'.
"We need leadership change", Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) told CNN. "I don't think anybody's fighting back".
Increasingly, Democrats concerned about Pelosi's status as a bogeyman on the right - which Republicans have effectively used to motivate their base voters - are warning that unless Pelosi is ousted, she could cost the party its shot at winning control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.
"Our brand is worse than Trump", Mr. Ryan said. "That is why I am able to attract the [financial] support that I do, which is essential to our election, I am sad to say". They just need to show that the party has answers for the economic anxiety gripping middle-class and working-class voters across the country. She would also know that Trump owes his presidency as much to votes from disgruntled Democrats who once voted for Obama twice, as he does to rural Republican voters.