Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020

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"We have a lot of talent in the Democratic Party", but she pointed out that "we don't have an infrastructure in our caucus allowing more voices to be heard, and that's the problem". Well, I'm a master legislator.

Because of laws protecting big money political donors, the donors to the Congressional Leadership Fund remain a secret. Yes, ads linked Ossoff to the minority leader - they also linked him to Kathy Griffin, black-block anarchists, and the guy that shot Steve Scalise.

In the Ossoff race, even though the 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer ended up running a more centrist and not Trump-centric campaign, Republicans were able to zero in on the more than $23 million in donations Ossoff raised, largely from liberal enclaves like California and NY, and make an easy connection to Pelosi.

Michael Owens leads the Cobb County Democrats and chaired a 6th District task force meant to coordinate the efforts of the party in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties.

All the races were on GOP-friendly terrain.

Democrats still managed narrower margins than usual in all four districts, and they hope that bodes well for next year's midterms. No other potential up-and-coming Democratic challenger to her leadership comes close.

"It's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership". This contrarian Democrat from a Trump district mounted a quixotic effort to remove Nancy Pelosi from leadership late a year ago, but his crusade is receiving new converts.

President Trump is still tweeting away this morning, and he has chose to taunt Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi about latter's future as a congressional leader.

Which is my fancy way of saying that Nancy Pelosi has gotta go. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!"

Pelosi brushed off the tweet, contending that Trump hadn't actually written it himself because "it's a classic Republican line".

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. After she was re-elected Democratic leader, the Republican National Committee unfurled a banner that read "Hire Pelosi" outside its headquarters. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.

"They like to target my district", said Pelosi, a unapologetic liberal who's often the target of attack ads from the right. He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national party leaders.

"I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly".

Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years.

On "The Fox News Specialists", Eric Bolling echoed the president's sentiments, pointing out that Democrats have lost more than 60 House seats with Pelosi as House speaker and then minority 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.

The special election runoff had a 58 percent voter turnout, with just under 260,000 of the district's almost 448,000 registered voters casting ballots.

Pelosi said she believes the reason why the GOP has spent millions targeting her during elections is because she's "an effective leader".

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