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  • A final tally: Ossoff raised nearly $30M in 6th District race

    07/22/2017 7:55:35 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/22/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Democrat Jon Ossoff wound up raising nearly $30 million for his unsuccessful campaign to represent Georgia’s 6th District – by far the most ever raised in a U.S. House contest – and spent almost every last dime of it. Campaign filing reports released this week show Ossoff raised about $6.3 million in the final three weeks of the vote and pumped in another $300,000 of his own money – $50,000 from a contribution and $250,000 in loans – in the last stretch. All told, he raised $29,959,740 and had about $13,000 left. Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of...
  • Democrats Keep Chasing Trump Voter Waterfalls, Will They Ever Listen to Their Actual Base: Blacks?

    07/05/2017 8:20:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Root ^ | July 5, 2017 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    Will Democrats ever actually listen to black people in terms of strategy and vote targeting? Can a political party toss over a billion dollars into the trash two election cycles in a row? Does it really take a genius to figure out that if a group votes for you 90 percent of the time you should do what it takes to make sure that group is at the polling place on election day? Both Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff, a democrat who ran for Congress and lost out of Georgia’s 6th district, taught us that no amount of money can...
  • Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results (Handel vs. Ossoff)

    07/04/2017 2:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    KWQC-TV ^ | July 4, 2017 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) - A new lawsuit claims Georgia's electronic touchscreen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election held. The lawsuit by the Colorado-based Coalition for Good Governance and six Georgia voters was filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court. It seeks to overturn the results of the June 20 runoff election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Handel was declared the winner....
  • Howard Dean: Losing Four Special Elections Isn’t a ‘Bad Sign’ for Democrats

    06/30/2017 4:06:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Howard Dean: Losing Four Special Elections Isn’t a ‘Bad Sign’ for Democrats BY: Cameron Cawthorne June 30, 2017 5:17 pm Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean on Friday downplayed Democrats losing four special elections by saying that it was not a "bad sign." MSNBC host Katy Tur pointed out that Democrats have not won a special congressional election over Republicans this year, and asked Dean whether they should be focusing on policy agenda ideas and trying to fix Obamacare. "I don't think the special elections are a bad sign," Dean said. "Here we take four very Republican districts and...
  • The more dismal deluded Democrats scream about Trump in the media bubble, the more he keeps winning

    06/24/2017 1:27:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    ‘Democrats lose again (0-4),’ gloated President Donald Trump last night after his party won Georgia’s vacant 6th Congressional District. Then he added an extra ball-spiking slam: ‘Total disarray.’ Unlike some of Trump’s public statements, this was one that no Democrat could legitimately contest for factual accuracy. They really HAVE lost all four special House elections since he won the White House. And they really ARE in total disarray. I’ve spent the past few months warning liberals their constant hysterical behaviour in relation to Trump would backfire and simply strengthen his position. Weeping, wailing and marching every time he breaks wind...
  • Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands

    06/24/2017 1:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | June 23, 2017 | Paul Begala
    Democrats lost a special election for a congressional seat they have not held in decades, so some are calling for the head of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Huh? Dumping Pelosi, who has devoted her professional life to Democratic values, would be like throwing the captain of your ship overboard when the sharks are circling. It only draws more sharks, but leaves you leaderless. The "Dump Pelosi" movement shines a light on some of the unloveliest instincts of some Democrats: self-loathing, scapegoating and a desire for quick fixes, rather than hard work. Sure, Pelosi is unpopular, but compared to what?...
  • Democrats’ Lessons from Jon Ossoff Loss: Move Left, Forget Civility

    06/23/2017 9:03:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 21 Jun, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Democrats are concluding that Jon Ossoff’s disappointing loss to Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday means they must move even further left, and reject calls for more civility. That might seem odd, especially in the wake of last week’s shooting attack against Republican members of Congress, and given that Handel won partly by tying Ossoff to the left and to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But Democrats are convinced that Ossoff fell short by moving towards the center after running as the darling of the “#Resistance” in the primary election in April, and...
  • GHOST CANDIDATES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE (More on GA-6)

    06/24/2017 3:56:32 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 47 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | 6/22/17 | Nathan J. Robinson
    As far as I know, Rodney Stooksbury is an actual living human being. I have even spoken with someone who has spoken with someone who swears he exists. Certain people, however, are convinced that Rodney Stooksbury does not exist. This is because, even though Rodney Stooksbury was the 2016 Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia’s 6th District, nobody could ever actually seem to find a photograph of the guy. Or a campaign website. Or any campaign material. Or anyone who has actually met Rodney Stooksbury. News outlets tried to track down Stooksbury, to no avail. According to one investigation, “when reporters...
  • Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think the Democratic party needs a change: ‘We have the arena now’

    06/23/2017 11:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Minority leader Nancy Pelosi thinks the Democratic Party is doing just fine despite her fellow Democrats thinking it's time for her to get the ax. The California Democrat told reporters at LOGO's Trailblazer award ceremony on Thursday night that she doesn't believe the party is in need of any radical change while half of the party remained angry and divided for throwing millions towards a Georgia House race that was met with a tragic loss. "We have the arena now, people are ready to listen and we'll have our message about the economy, but we will not walk away from...
  • The Outlook After the Special Elections

    06/23/2017 4:25:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Michael Barone
    The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election's first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House seat from the Republicans. But even with $30 million spent -- in what became the most expensive House race ever -- and with a turnout of 260,000 (more than the 210,000 who voted in the 2014 midterm), Ossoff won exactly 48.1 percent again. Not quite enough. Georgia's 6th District was significant because...
  • Democrats and Never Trumpers in Georgia-6 Denial

    06/22/2017 11:48:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it’s kind of fascinating to watch. After the special election in Georgia, the Democrats think that losing is winning. They’re out there saying this as often as they can. But the Never Trumpers, you know, I didn’t mention any names, and I’ve told you why I don’t do that. I don’t want to start distracting side shows by people thinking I’m getting into feuds with individuals. That’s not the case. So I never mention names, and it’s not because I’m trying to tease you. It’s just it doesn’t serve a purpose and it ends up being a...
  • Democrats don't have a policy problem. They have a marketing problem.

    06/23/2017 12:50:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Week ^ | June 22, 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Democrats continued their 2017 run of being unable to win special elections in strongly Republican districts on Tuesday. These results have led people to ask what the Democratic Party must change if it is to take back Congress (and eventually the White House). I have what may be the most cynical answer, but one that is unavoidable: What the Democrats need is better marketing. That's really about it. Just to be clear, I'm not saying that as a general principle Democrats should stop worrying about policy. I care a lot about policy, which is why I write a lot about...
  • Why Ossoff Lost

    06/22/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 21, 2017 | Molly Ball
    Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places where they’re trying to stage a comeback. ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!” Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted. Democrats were counting on Ossoff, the...
  • Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

    06/22/2017 12:39:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 6/22/17 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    WASHINGTON — Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House. “I feel very confident about the support that I have in my caucus,” Pelosi said at a press conference in the Capitol after Republicans featured her in almost every ad attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race which he lost Tuesday. “I think I’m worth the trouble, quite frankly,” she concluded. “I love the fray.”
  • Vanity - Karen Handel, the unlikely female Giant Slayer destroys the Democrat party, politically!!!

    06/22/2017 9:01:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Well, you know folks, Ms. Karen Handel, now, Republican Congresswoman, Karen Handel, is a bit on the frumpy side and certainly not among the great orators of all time, but Ms. Handel is supreme in her dedication and devotion in never giving up on her dreams. Her life was not star studded...she and, only she, made it that way with great support from her husband, and those around her that discovered her talent and drive to become something that she was not handed by birth. Do you know who Karen Handel really is.....she is simply the true embodiment of the...
  • After 4 Special Election Losses, Panic Is Setting In On The Left

    06/22/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 126 replies
    vox.com ^ | Jun 22, 2017
    Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional election on Tuesday isn’t just a disappointment for liberals. It’s a bright red warning sign, a blaring siren that should alert Democrats everywhere that they will not take back Congress without a radical change in direction. It looked to some like the party could retake at least one branch in Congress in 2018 just by staying the course. “I don’t think Democrats want a new direction,” House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CBS Face the Nation the week after the election. But since then, Democrats have lost four straight special elections in...
  • Ossoff Lives with Fiance and Voters Don't Call it Sin

    06/22/2017 7:55:00 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 82 replies
    Vanity | 6/22/2017 | Self
    49% vote for a man living actively in Sin. What does that say about our culture?
  • Will Nancy Pelosi Be The Next Casualty Of The Dems' Virulent Anti-Trump Fever?

    06/22/2017 4:38:56 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/21/2017 | Staff
    Elections: It has been amusing to watch Democrats twist themselves into pretzels trying to explain away their loss in the special election in Georgia, after spending months promising it would be a referendum on President Trump. Will the party learn anything from this costly mistake? Democrats convinced themselves that neophyte politician Jon Ossoff had a chance to win in Georgia's 6th District, which would have seriously hampered Trump's agenda, and so they dumped an unbelievable amount of money into the race — nearly enough to buy every Ossoff voter an Apple Watch. But instead of proving how unpopular Trump is,...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • The Dems’ new midterm challenge: Replicate Ossoff's success (3 days ago)

    06/21/2017 7:26:32 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 25 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | ALEX ROARTY
    MARIETTA, GA. Democrats have discovered something unexpected in Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old first-time candidate from Georgia: a model for winning back the House majority. Now they just need to try and replicate it —