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  • Why Ossoff Lost

    06/22/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 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...
  • Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss

    06/22/2017 12:47:08 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 45 replies
    www.nbcnews ^ | Jun 21 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    As Democrats point fingers in the wake of Jon Ossoff's loss in a Georgia special election on Tuesday, some of them are aimed at Nancy Pelosi, the party’s longtime House leader, who appeared in almost every GOP attack ad broadcast in the most expensive House race in history.
  • 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...
  • Karen Handel victory speech

    06/21/2017 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 20, 2017 | Karen Handel
    Karen Handel's victory speech. Here it is cued to a few seconds before the best part https://youtu.be/iFqFBfDO5xg?t=91
  • Dem Senator Blames Russia For Ossoff’s Crushing Loss

    06/21/2017 1:46:51 PM PDT · by davikkm · 67 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) blamed the non-stop talk about Russia for Jon Ossoff’s loss Tuesday in the Georgia special election in his appearance on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’. Senator Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ to talk about Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s 6th District and the future of the Democrat party. When asked if Democrats need to be more progressive or more moderate to win elections, Murphy responded, “I think the Democrats need to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican party is all about the economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democrat...
  • 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 —
  • High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election

    06/21/2017 4:39:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06/18/2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Taking the stage in a half-filled airplane hangar to rally supporters of the Republican candidate Karen Handel, Health Secretary Tom Price could not help but point to the record-shattering surge of liberal money that has flooded into the special House race here. “The out-of-state money is crazy,” said Mr. Price, whose vacated congressional seat is up for grabs on Tuesday. Following Mr. Price, Sonny Perdue, the agriculture secretary and a former Georgia governor, was even more direct. “I know some of you out there, some Republicans may even be turned off by our president,” said Mr. Perdue, before making the...
  • Jon Ossoff's $23 Million Loss Shows Dems Have No Idea How to Win in the Age of Trump

    06/21/2017 7:02:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 135 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21,2017 | Patricia Murphy
    When the full returns are counted, Republicans here will have to ask themselves why the race was so close in a community that Mitt Romney won by 23 points in 2012, and also what Handel did right to keep her own fortunes separate and apart from Donald Trump’s Tweet storms. But Democrats will have more soul searching to do. They are now zero-for-four in special elections since Trump became the president and need to understand why. They’ll be quick to say the Ossoff race never should have been so close, which is true. And that Ossoff won in a sense...
  • Millions Came in from California (Holloywood, SF) to Influence Georgia Election

    06/21/2017 1:02:45 PM PDT · by johnk · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/21/17 | Fox News
    Gutfeld calls out Hollywood for meddling in Ga. election
  • The "View" doesn't handle Ossoff loss very well...

    06/21/2017 12:33:41 PM PDT · by johnk · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 21, 2017 | The View
    The View doesn't handle Ossoff loss very well...
  • BREAKING: Republican who fought Planned Parenthood wins Georgia special Congressional election

    06/21/2017 11:11:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    GEORGIA, June 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Republican Karen Handel beat pro-abortion John Ossoff Tuesday in a runoff election for Georgia's sixth congressional district, which was vacated when President Trump appointed former Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. CNN called the election for Handel at 10:06 p.m. As of 10:09 p.m., Handel is winning 52.5-47.5. The DJ at Ossoff's election night party cued "I Will Survive," CNN reported. Handel, a Republican, and Ossoff, a Democrat, were the top two candidates in the initial special election in April 2017. Handel is the author of Planned Bullyhood, which...
  • ‘Laughing My Ossoff’ — Kellyanne Conway Celebrates Humiliating Democrat Defeat

    06/20/2017 10:27:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 164 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 20 Jun 2017
    White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway celebrated the humiliating defeat for Democrats in Georgia on Tuesday night after Republican Karen Handel beat her challenger Jon Ossoff. “Laughing my #Ossoff,” she wrote on Twitter after it was clear that Handel was winning. Conway also took a shot at the pundits who predicted a loss for Trump and Republicans in Georgia. “Thanks to everyone who breathlessly and snarkily proclaimed GA06 as a “referendum on POTUS,” she wrote. “You were right.” Conway thanked Handel for “being a grownup” and “running on the issues” — while actually living in the district she...
  • Hollywood Fail: Jon Ossoff Loses Georgia Congressional Election Despite Massive Celebrity Help

    06/21/2017 5:38:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his bid against Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s Sixth District special congressional election Tuesday night, representing a stunning rebuke of Hollywood and the numerous celebrities who stumped for and contributed to the Democrat’s campaign.(snip) Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker-turned-Democratic politician, had received a steady stream of support from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Some of the most vocal celebrity critics of President Donald Trump, including Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Fonda, and Samuel L. Jackson, donated time and money to help Ossoff’s campaign. In April, Jackson cut a 45-second radio ad endorsing Ossoff, urging Georgia voters to “stop...
  • The Daily 202: Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election

    06/21/2017 7:01:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Posy ^ | June 21, 2017 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: With all the ballots counted, Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive House race in U.S. history by 3.8 percentage points. That’s a larger margin of victory than the 1.5 points that Donald Trump carried Georgia’s 6th Congressional District by last November. Handel even wound up winning by a greater margin than the GOP candidate in an unexpectedly close special election to replace OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina that had not been on the national radar.
  • Liberals Went Down to Georgia, They We’re Lookin’ for an Election to Steal…

    06/20/2017 9:15:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 32 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 20, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Liberals were in a bind, they were way behind, they were willin’ to make a deal… The Democrats; the party of Madonna who wants to blow up the White House, the party of Ashley Judd, the nasty woman, the party of violence, the party of denial, the party of real collusion with Russia, went down like Jerry Quarry, in the Georgia Special Election tonight. Republican candidate, Karen Handel, soundly defeated Justin Trudeau wannabe, scruff ball hipster and barista lookalike, Jon Ossoff, 52.7 to 47.3 percent. The election results tonight are what you call in the military, a catastrophic kill. In...
  • Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

    06/20/2017 7:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 20, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Republican Karen Handel staved off a furious challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress, as the GOP and President Donald Trump avoided an embarrassing defeat in the most expensive U.S. House contest in history. A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized her experience and roots in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to defeat Ossoff and keep a seat that’s long been held by Republicans in GOP hands. She becomes Georgia’s first female Republican member of the U.S. House.....
  • After mix-up, two DeKalb voting sites will remain open until 7:30 p.m.

    06/20/2017 4:55:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    AJC ^ | Jun 20, 2017 | Kristina Torres
    UPDATE: DeKalb County officials have received permission to extend voting hours at Livsey Elementary and in Embry Hills at Holy Cross Catholic Church until 7:30 p.m. tonight. The half-hour extension came after both locations experienced problems this morning with checking voters in. In DeKalb, the early morning problem involved poll books that contain electronic lists of voters for each of those locations, one at Livsey Elementary School and the other in Embry Hills at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Poll workers switched to paper back-ups, and the correct electronic poll books were expected to be delivered later in the morning at...
  • Georgia 6th special election Live Thread

    06/20/2017 3:26:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 1,338 replies
    eagerly awaiting results, input, comments, predictions.... and ultimately #WINNING!!
  • Ga. Dem. Has Nine Times More Donations From California Than His Home State

    06/19/2017 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/17/17 | Tyler O'Neil
    on Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat candidate for Georgia's special election runoff this coming Tuesday, reported having nine times as many donors from California than from Georgia in the past two months. Between March 29 and May 31, Ossoff reported 7,218 donations from California and only 808 donations from Georgia, The Mercury News reported. This means he took 8.9 times as many gifts from the Golden State. In the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area alone, Ossoff reported receiving 3,063 donations in the same period, nearly four times his Georgia total. These are only the donations he is required...
  • GA CD6 Final Polling Result

    06/19/2017 4:51:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 69 replies
    Trafalgar Group ^ | June 19, 2017
    Handel: 48.5% Ossoff: 47.70%