House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

Posted June 25, 2017

"Well, I'm a master legislator".

"I don't think anyone who is truly left-of-center would be in a situation where they would have had a hard choice to make over Ossoff or Handel", Owens said.

The Georgia race featured a nail-biting finish, with the possibility of flipping a traditionally-Republican district. Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff.

All the races were on GOP-friendly terrain. Democrats were most optimistic about their chances in Georgia, where the party and its allies spent close to $30 million to bolster 30-year-old newcomer Jon Ossoff. They must pick up 24 seats to do so.

Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership.

"We need leadership change", Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., told CNN. But despite all the money, the Democratic Party didn't turn the tables in special elections for house seats vacated by Republicans. "We can't just run against Trump".

The race for Georgia's 6th Congressional district seat was the most expensive congressional race in the nations history, topping $50 million in overall spending. He's appeared on several news programs including MSNBC's Hardball Wednesday night and NPR Thursday morning.

"Democrats both in our state and nationally have not learned their lessons from the loss in November", said Michael Joyce, a spokesperson for the Texas Republican Party. "VOTE TODAY", Trump then tweeted.

Why Jon Ossoff's Loss Could Be Bernie Sanders' Victory
CNN's Don Lemon asked Ryan to explain his statement earlier that day that the Democratic party brand is "toxic" to many Americans. Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose.

The loss also renewed the focus on Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who was demonized by the GOP side in the Georgia race.

The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up.

Entrenched career politician Nancy Pelosi is finally feeling the heat from an unlikely place - her own Party.

The president continues to be seen as standing apart from the Republican Party - Handel, well-known to Georgians as a former secretary of state, was seen as part of a tradition of conservative Republicanism dating back to when Newt Gingrich represented the district. "They usually go after the most effective leaders, because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have". "I happen to have a different opinion, and I think it's important for people in my position to not be afraid to speak truth to power".

Half of Democrats (49 percent) view Pelosi favorably, while 1 in 4 Democrats (26 percent) have an unfavorable view of her.

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. "They don't have Clinton or Obama, so this is what they do". But Pelosi insisted she's already done that by bringing younger members into leadership.

But he declined to say whether it was a bill the House could ultimately support.