Tim Ryan lost a challenge to longtime Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for leadership of House Democrats last fall. Meanwhile, ABC's coverage simply brushed over them in a 40 seconds long news brief. This phony NBC television network.
The road to a Democratic House majority runs through dozens of districts that are similar to the affluent, well-educated northern suburbs of Atlanta where Ossoff was defeated, and the outcome there is likely to reassure Republicans already nervous about their chances of holding control under Trump next year. Many Democrats hope to harness that energy during the 2018 mid-terms, when the entire House will be up for re-election.
The wins in Georgia and SC followed similar victories in special House elections in Kansas and Montana. All of the seats had been Republican strongholds previously thought untouchable. There is a lot of soul searching going on here in Washington today.
"This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said. This is a win. It's time for a new generation of leadership in the party'.
There have been five special elections for congressional seats since the 2016 presidential election.
BENNETT: It's a criticism rooted in generational angst about the future of the Democratic Party and its leaders.
Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring. And according to Welker, the Democratic leader was not talking about the dissent within the ranks.
Handel's conservative message - when it could be heard above the din of attack ads - apparently came through, resonating with the Republican base on taxes, big government and repeal of Obamacare.
And for some, they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an economic message that can counter Trump and yield election victories.
Democrats have blown through $35 million on special elections since President Donald Trump took office and do not have a single victory to show for it.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
DAVID MUIR: We turn now to that special election in Georgia overnight, being closely watched by the White House and the country.
It is certainly morale-sapping for Democrats who still have not figured out how to secure a win over Mr Trump. The latest in a string of defeats.
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, expressed optimism that Democrats can still take control of Congress' lower chamber next year, declaring, "The House is in play".
Ryan, who challenged Pelosi's House leadership position a year ago, received support from Rep. Seth Moulton. Still, Republicans may have their own reasons to worry. Trump vows to cut "job-killing" regulations on tech industry Trump: "I didn't record Comey conversations MORE's handpicked districts", Sena said.