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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Xianb
This triumphalism reminds me of the hubris that brought the Democratic Party down last year. Good luck with that Trump Train... it's already plunging into a tunnel and there is no light ahead.
originally posted by: jtma508
Yea definitely the Russians. Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that the district has been Republican since 1979. Nor the fact that Handle was on an endless tape-loop reminding voters that Ossoff wasn't from the district and couldn't even vote there. Nope, definitely the Russians.
Oh yea, and the $26M of outside money? You do realize that over half --- $13.3M --- came from two outside Republican groups: the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Congressional Leadership Fund. But let's not muddy the water with inconvenient facts. It's the Dems and the Russians. Definitely the Dems and the Russians.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
Easy it was an established republican district for the past forty years.
What you should be asking is how half the votes in a solid red district voted for the democrat.
I'd be worried if I didn't win my district by 20 points or better last election.
They lost nearly half their base and you think that's a victory?
I call it the trump effect.
This site oh and the dip# in the Whitehouse are the only ones thinking this was a good showing.
They knew it would stay red. Almost everyone expected it.
They expected to crush it. They thought it would be a given, an easy win.
They wound up having to work really really hard to get it.
That the democrat got half those republican votes should be a worry.
Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan told the New York Times that his party is “toxic” in large swaths of the country: “Our brand is worse than Trump. We can’t just run against Trump.”
“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Tex., bluntly told Politico. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost, but she certainly is one of the reasons.”
Democrat Joe Cunningham, running to unseat Republican Mark Sanford in South Carolina, tweeted soon after announcing his candidacy: “If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. Time to move forward and win again.”
The Democratic National Committee raised nearly $4.3 million in May, making it the organization's worst May on record for fundraising since 2003, according to newly released Federal Election Commission data.
The Republican National Committee reported $10.8 million in donations for the month of May, an off-year record-high number for the group.