Some are insisting that Democrats must draw brighter contrasts with Republicans if they plan to regain control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. In the primary election, no candidate reached the 50 percent threshold needed to secure a victory, so the top two moved to a run off election, with Democrat Jon Ossooff and Republican Karen Handel moving on.
"The issue I think strategically is that Trump energizes their base and Leader Pelosi energizes their base", said Rep. He tried and failed last fall to unseat Pelosi as House minority leader. Tim Ryan of Ohio, Seth Moulton of MA and Filemon Vela of Texas.
She is, after all, a millionaire San Francisco party-line liberal incapable of understanding what most of America wants and needs.
Lujan said Tuesday's results show Democrats have the momentum to flip the 24 seats they need to reclaim control. The overall messaging of the Democratic Party - more anti-Trump than pro-solutions - is also being criticized. Trump's tweet not only implies that Pelosi hurts the Democratic Party, but it also means Trump actually agrees with some Democratic leaders, including Rep. Tim Ryan.
It was laughable to watch the Party of Losers come up with reasons for why they never had a chance in Georgia, or say that the margin of victory was an encouraging sign of future Republican weakness.
While Rice acknowledged the credit Pelosi has been given by her colleagues for being a great fundraiser, Rice noted that the money hasn't helped Democrats win elections.
"I'd like to keep her right where she is, because our record is extraordinary against her", Trump said in a Fox News interview.
"I think she's one of the best speakers ever, and I am glad to support her", he told Politico. "And you can't get away from the fact that in Georgia this was seen as a test of whether the resistance by Democrats was going to overpower the Republicans or whether the Trump vote would hold".
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn't seem fazed by growing frustration with her among many Democrats after losing both special elections Tuesday. "But her time has come and gone", Kathleen Rice, a Democratic congressman from NY, said on MSNBC yesterday morning.
When a reporter asked him if he thought House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should be replaced, he would not say but did ask for an explanation from the party leadership.
"If you look at the numbers, these are all seats where just seven months ago (Republicans) won by double digits, and they were nail-biters after Trump takes office", said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
BENNETT: Pelosi still has broad support among House Democrats. That's why Nancy Pelosi and her allies are pouring millions into his campaign.