Like so manyRepublicans, President Donald Trump was feeling bolstered by the special Congressional election victory in Georgia of Karen Handel over Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls.
In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who are now part of the US President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Democrats lost miserably and went 0-for-4.
Republican Handel beat Democrat Ossoff to win a high-stakes, high-cost Georgia race that Hollywood tried passionately to sway left on Tuesday night.
Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's House former seat in SC.
But Republican Ron Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson by just 7 points in April's election, which is the closest Democrats have been to winning the seat since 1996.
Despite the defeat, Democrats could use this his hard-fought campaign as rallying cry for the 2018 elections.
The President's rally comes after two Republicans won special elections last night in Georgia and SC, giving President Trump a lot to talk about.
The president was on the mind of Democrats gathering for their weekly conference meeting Wednesday morning - but frustrated members made it clear they would find their own way forward after the disappointing losses. According to CNBC, Trump won this district's presidential votes by only 1.5 points.
Last night, however, Handel beat Ossoff by 3.8 percent.
Karen Handel staved off a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff, even though Democrats funneled a record-breaking $23 million into the election.
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