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  • Brutal: Democratic 2018 Hopes Get Another Punch To The Gut From Left-Leaning Think Tank

    06/30/2017 12:19:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democrats are lusting for the House takeover. In some weird way, they see their 0-4 record in special elections as an indicator that they’ll retake the lower chamber. Democrats say they’re over performing in these elections. Democrats say this is a good sign. Everyone else says they’re still losers, even CNN. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) from the People’s Republic of Illinois said that she feels confident that Democrats will pick up 25 seats. Well, from the concrete fortress of urban, progressive America, that may be a possibility—just as this cohort thought that Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide. Everyone...
  • NY Times Reporter Calls Out CNN's Biased Coverage of Georgia Race

    06/22/2017 9:41:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/21/2017 | Michael Johns Jr.
    In a rare display of media self-awareness, New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton called out CNN coverage of the nationally-covered special election in Georgias sixth congressional district. Criticizing their journalistic standards, Lipton tweeted a June 10 article from CNN citing a poll estimating a seven point lead for the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff over his Republican opponent Karen Handel. "Looks like we have more evidence that polling is flawed and reporters need to stop relying on it to shape coverage," Lipton tweeted on June 21. "Looks like we have more evidence that polling is flawed and reporters need to...
  • 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 Ossoffs loss in Georgias Sixth Congressional election on Tuesday isnt just a disappointment for liberals. Its 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 dont 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...
  • House Republicans warned of prospect for 2018 midterm losses [RINO #fakenews]

    06/13/2017 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2017 11:48 AM EDT
    House GOP leaders are warning their rank-and-file members of the potential for heavy midterm losses next year that could cost Republicans their majority. The warning Tuesday was aimed at encouraging lawmakers to stay focused and not be chasing all the different other shiny objects according to Republican Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina. It comes a week ahead of a special election in Georgia, where Democrats are spending heavily to contest what should be a safe Republican seat.
  • GA Congressional Race: Debate Moderator Fact Checks Ossoff; Newspapers Avoid

    06/09/2017 11:00:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 9, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if a candidate during a debate makes a statement so outright erroneous that the debate moderator takes time to fact check him with the truth. A very notable moment you might say. Well, not according to a couple of liberal newspapers, including a local one, who again acted as information cloaking devices by not mentioning the debate moderator correction. This was the case in the June 8 debate between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff, candidates in the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election to be held on June 20. Ossoff told such a big whopper that the debate moderator...
  • Coverage of Montana At Large at 10PM ( and other web sites)

    05/25/2017 6:00:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 466 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | May 26, 2017
    We're covering #MTAL tonight at 10pm ET. Results & live blog up at http://decisiondeskhq.com; & live broadcast analyzing #s via @BuzzFeedNews
  • BREAKING: Lifelong Democrat Operative at The @Guardian Ben Jacobs Lies About Assault on GOP....

    05/25/2017 5:06:13 AM PDT · by blueyon · 113 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/25/17 | GotNews
    """BREAKING: Lifelong Democrat Operative at The @Guardian Ben Jacobs Lies About Assault on GOP Candidate Greg Gianforte""" A former minion for the Iowa Democratic Party now operating as a Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, assaulted Montana Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte on Wednesday. Jacobs has a history of opposing his political opponents freedom of speech, as GotNews reported in October. Gianforte is competing against Democratic candidate Rob Quist for a House seat that opened up after President Donald J. Trump appointed Ryan Zinke to be secretary of the interior. The special election is Thursday. A statement about Jacobs assault from Greg...
  • New GA runoff poll shows what momentum looks like?

    05/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe. Democrats for some reason bragged about an internal poll in Georgias 6th Congressional district runoff election last week which showed their candidate, Jon Ossoff, picking up absolutely no more support than the 48% he got in the all-in primary. Instead, Republican Karen Handel jumped from 19% to 47% in a week. When Ossoff declared on Twitter that this is what momentum looks like!, one could be forgiven for wondering just who he meant to promote. Last night, a new poll from WSB and Landmark Communications showed Handel with slightly more momentum, if it can be called that, narrowly...
  • Dem Candidate Rob Quist Recommends Climate Change Skeptics Kill Themselves

    05/03/2017 11:46:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 2, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    "This is something that the entire world needs to address," Quist said. "If any those of you that feel like this is not a problem, I challenge you to go into your car in your garage, start your car, and see what happens there." During his campaign, Quist's life has come into the public light, including his regular musical performances at an Idaho nudist resort with his daughter.
  • REPORT: Democrat Darling in Georgia House Special Election Runs Company That Funds Human Smuggling

    04/24/2017 3:53:22 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Congressional Candidate and Georgia darling, Jon Ossoff paid human smugglers operating across Europe approximately $2,000. Everyday we learn more and more about this young Democrat who was foisted onto Georgians by outside money. We also just reported that Ossoff didnt vote in the 2012 election. He claims he couldnt vote because he was abroad. Yeah ok, makes sense! Someone who was involved in human smuggling shouldnt be able to run for office, but since hes a Democrat, this will probably get swept under the rug.
  • Actress Melts Down Over Dem Flop in Georgia: I Want to Puke

    04/20/2017 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 4/19/2017 | Edmond Kozak
    Despite spending millions of dollars and recruiting a bevy of celebrities to help his cause, Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff failed to snatch Georgias 6th District away from the GOP outright in a special election Tuesday, and will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff election most observers expect him to lose. Needless to say, several of Ossoffs liberal celebrity backers did not take his failure to win outright well. I want to puke, tweeted Ossoffs number-one celebrity cheerleader, actress Alyssa Milano. Later, she insisted to President Trump himself that Republicans should not count Ossoff's failure to win outright as a...
  • An Ossoff Victory Would Not Have Saved the Democratic Party

    04/19/2017 10:37:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 19, 2017 | Frank Rich
    This little race was fun while it lasted, and may have been the most successful jobs program (albeit for journalists) of the Trump presidency. But even if Ossoff had actually won its hard to see how this contest was a bellwether for 2018 or much else. Georgias sixth district, we keep being reminded, is ruby red and hasnt sent a Democrat to the House since the states native son Jimmy Carter was president. But it is also a wealthy suburban Atlanta district in which Trump beat Clinton by barely a single percentage point (as opposed to Mitt Romney crushing Obama...
  • How Jon Ossoff Became the Face of the Anti-Trump Fight

    04/19/2017 4:57:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 65 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | Apr 19, 2017
    In the days after Donald Trump was inaugurated in January, liberals in America were depressed, despondent, and asking themselves what to do next. David Nir, the political director of the liberal blog Daily Kos, had an answer and that answer was Jon Ossoff. Nir and the Daily Kos team had been crunching the numbers from Trumps election since the day after it happened. Which districts did Trump underperform in? Where were the opportunities for Democrats? They quickly noticed that in Georgias 6th Congressional District, which Mitt Romney won by 23 points in 2012, Trump had won by just a point...
  • BREAKING: Jon Ossoff Finishes Below 50% (Another Humiliating Democrat Defeat)

    04/18/2017 9:35:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 220 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | April 19th, 2017
    This evening, all eyes were on the special election in Georgias Sixth Congressional District as Democrats were hoping to flip the seat that has been held by Republicans for decades. The seat recently opened up after Republican Tom Price left to take over as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Going into the night, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff was way up in the polls as a number of GOP hopefuls threw their hats into the ring. However, despite the fact that he was polling in the mid-40s, roughly 30 points ahead of his nearest opponent, Ossoff and Democrats knew he...
  • Election in Georgia's 6th congressional district appears headed to runoff

    04/18/2017 8:13:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Week ^ | April 18, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal Constitution
    With 54 percent of precincts in Georgia's 6th congressional district reporting, Democrat Jon Ossoff has 50 percent of the vote, followed by Republican Karen Handel with 18 percent and Republican Judson Hill with 10 percent. This special election is being held to fill the seat left vacant earlier this year by Republican Tom Price, who became the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The district covers areas of metro Atlanta, a conservative stronghold that was barely won by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. There are 18 candidates in the race, and if one does not...
  • Georgia 6th Congressional District (GA06) Special Election- Primary

    04/18/2017 3:08:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 778 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | April 18, 2017
    The most competitive special Congressional election yet has arrived, and we will be providing returns live tonight right here. In addition to our district-wide totals, we will be analyzing county and precinct level returns. For the Democrats, the hope is that Jon Ossoff can pull out an outright win tonight- if he gets over 50% of the vote in this crowded field, hes in as the districts new Representative in Congress. If he falls short, then he will face off against one of four likely Republican opponents in a runoff on June 20th: Karen Handel, Bob Gray, Judson Hill, or...
  • Georgia Dem: No issue I dont live in district

    04/18/2017 7:20:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Democrat Jon Ossoff dismissed concerns Tuesday over the fact that he doesn't live in the Georgia congressional district in which he's running for a House seat. "I grew up in this district; I grew up in this community it's my home. My family is still there," Ossoff said during an interview on CNN's "New Day."
  • Ossoff Unable to Vote for Himself as GA-06 Polls Open

    04/18/2017 7:20:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 04.18.17 | by ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    On CNN this morning, Jon Ossoff the Democratic frontrunner in the special election to replace Rep. Tom Price in Georgias sixth congressional district was confronted with an amusing question: How does he feel about the fact that he cant vote for himself today? This, of course, is because Ossoff is not a resident of the district he hopes to represent in Congress after todays election. Ossoff quickly explained that he lives down the street from the district so that he can support his girlfriend while she finishes medical school. He noted that he grew up in the district...
  • MSM Goes Overboard Hyping Dem Candidate Jon Ossoff

    04/18/2017 5:53:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 17, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Dearest Goddess Gaia, who art wherever, please deliver unto us just one lousy victory against the evil Trumpenreich..... The Democrats, and their mainstream media allies, are so desperate for just one electoral winto prove that President Donald Trump is on a downslide that they have even hailed no change in special elections since the November general election as some sort of moral victory. Below the surface, however, they know they need a victory in a special election. It wasn't delivered to them last week in Kansas in the special congressional election to fill the seat of Mike Pompeo who was...
  • Georgia GOPs Circular Firing Squad in Special Election

    04/17/2017 1:13:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Lets talk about the special election in Georgia tomorrow. This is the 6th congressional district. Thats the district that was Tom Prices seat. Tom Price was chosen by President Trump to be the new secretary of Health and Human Services, which necessitates a special election to replace him. It is a solid, historically solid Republican seat. And whats happened here is that there is one high profile Democrat who is seeking the office by the name of Jon Ossoff. And there are something like 11 or 12 Republicans vying for the seat on the Republican side. So the Republican...