Democrats and the losing politics of contempt

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Democrats and the losing politics of contempt

"This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader.

With President Trump suffering low approval ratings, many called this special election a referendum on the Commander in Chief. Twice. In Georgia and SC.

Democratic challenger Jon Ossof was hoping to flip the historically red district by campaigning not just against his opponent, but also President Trump. At that time, Democrats held 233 seats to the Republicans' 202. "I'm a democrat and those are the issues I am focusing on and I think those are the issues most people care about whether they voted for trump or whether they are a member of a labor union or whether they are not", said Schiavoni.

Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now". Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing spec.

Lawmakers are also bemoaning a weak Democratic bench of candidates nationally, and demanding a better strategy for success and a new and stronger economic message that differentiates them more clearly from the Republicans.

In the most expensive congressional election in U.S. history, Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff by 4 percentage points on Tuesday in a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. "I certainly don't feel it".

He says Dems need to get out and listen to the needs of the voter to win back seats. Debbie Dingell of MI.

"When you take a look at the last four election cycles, all that money has been for naught", he said, citing Democratic losses in 2012, 2014, and 2016, as well as the four special election losses.

While speaking to reporters this week, Moulton said, "It's time for change, and personally I think it's time for a new generation of leadership in the party". In contrast, Ossoff failed in his attempts to portray himself as a centrist instead of the liberal he was known to be - more than reinforced by the ads painting him as a puppet of Nancy Pelosi and other well-known Democrat progressives. "They keep winning and we keep losing". He raised $23 million to her $4 million in the priciest House race in history.

She continues to command a great degree of loyalty from many House Democrats, and allies dismissed the idea that her position was in any kind of jeopardy. It would not have been a crucial blow to Trump if Ossoff had won in Georgia, and it's not a devastating blow to Democrats that, despite raising $25 million, he couldn't win in a heavily Republican district.

Prior to Georgia and South Carolina, Democrats fell in special races in Kansas in April and Montana in May.

"The president's numbers are in the thirties and our base is energized", she wrote.

Democrats said they had turned a conservative stronghold into a competitive district.

"We put a lot of resources, a lot of fight, and close is only good in horseshoes", said Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.

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