Entertaiment

What if Trump doesn't sink the Republican Party?

What if Trump doesn't sink the Republican Party?

In the most expensive congressional election in USA history, Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff by 4 percentage points on Tuesday in a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s.

"Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn't even live in district", Trump tweeted at 5:49 a.m.

"I said on April 18th, primary night, that for Republicans it needed to be all hands on deck, from the foot soldiers on the ground, all the way up to the Vice President and the President", said Handel.

Handel won the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

The unpopularity of Trump and the Republican healthcare law - along with the historic trend that the party holding the White House loses seats in midterm elections - gives Democrats hope for capturing the House in 2018.

Georgia's 6th Congressional District was the fourth district that the Democrats failed to turn blue, losing in Kansas, Montana and, on Tuesday, South Carolina.

What we learned from Tuesday's special congressional election in Georgia is that there is no magical solution to the country's Trump problem.

Below is a breakdown of the money that Democrats have spent on every special election that they have lost.

More news: North Korea Has Successful 'Ground-to-sea Cruise Rocket' Launch
More news: VAR is the future, insists Federation Internationale de Football Association president Infantino
More news: Kushner meets with Netanyahu and Abbas

Handel's handy victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff follows GOP special election wins in Kansas, Montana and SC.

None of the special elections in Georgia past year had more than a 15 percent voter turnout rate. Losses by Republicans in any of those races would likely have hastened the retirement of incumbents in competitive districts and would have emboldened strong potential Democratic candidates to jump in.

The special election runoff had a 58 percent voter turnout, with just under 260,000 of the district's almost 448,000 registered voters casting ballots.

The Georgia race was seen by many as an early referendum on Trump. Before that, the district was represented by former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Democrats retained a heavily Democratic seat in a June 6 California race between two Democrats.

Sandra Smith questioned a House Democrat this afternoon on whether it's time for the party to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader. Even so, they would be in a much better position if they had won somewhere.

While women account for just over half of the American population, they make up less one-fifth of Congress, according to the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. According to the Washington Examiner, Jon Ossoff's campaign raised over $24 million, while Karen Handel's campaign only raised $4.5 million.

The result is that, going forward, Republicans will hold a 241-194 majority in the House.


  • Eland Oil & Gas PLC (ELA) Rating Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity

    Eland Oil & Gas PLC (ELA) Rating Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity

    The Firm rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. The Firm operates through four divisions: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Medical, and Environmental & Analysis.
    Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

    Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

    Amid Democrats' complaints that Senate Republicans are acting in secret on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, U.S. But Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid , like Ohio's Rob Portman , want to extend that to seven years.

    China stocks go mainstream with long-awaited entry into MSCI indices

    They may look to the 50-day or 20-day to get a better grasp of what is going on with the stock in the near-term. The MSCI decision is likely to provide at least a temporary boost for the Chinese shares that will be included.
  • Who else but Trump to call for a nation full of apprentices?

    Who else but Trump to call for a nation full of apprentices?

    We have regulations upon regulations, and in history nobody has gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration. Earlier this year, Trump accepted a challenge to create 5 million new apprenticeships, according to the news outlet.
    Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology: Donald Trump

    Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology: Donald Trump

    Trump also called Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the U.A.E., Wednesday. Other countries also are offering to intervene, and it's not clear if Trump will end up as the primary mediator.
    Russian hackers targeted 21 US states during election

    Russian hackers targeted 21 US states during election

    Johnson said he was disappointed the DNC would not accept Homeland Security's help in finding its cybervulnerabilities. As a result, some 122 local election offices received phishing emails.
  • As inflation misses goal, Fed's Evans calls for gradual rate hikes

    As inflation misses goal, Fed's Evans calls for gradual rate hikes

    The U.S. dollar reached a three-week high against a basket of major currencies, boosted by comments from the U.S. USA gold futures for August delivery fell 0.1 % to $1,245.10 per ounce.
    Maryland and DC Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

    Maryland and DC Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

    Lindsay Jancek, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, on Monday described the lawsuit as "absurd". And presidents may not accept anything more than their salaries from either the federal or state governments.

    Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

    Perriello is seeing huge leads particularly among young voters, who support his candidacy by a almost 20-point margin. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie had been expected to cruise to an easy win.
  • Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO of GE

    Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO of GE

    GE said Immelt's departure was not triggered by outside influences and was the culmination of six years of succession planning. Despite a corporate overhaul that many lauded, Immelt has not had the same success as Welch did with the stock.

    Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

    He was asked if it's true that his role is changing and "what's in store?" " Sean got fatter ", Bannon reportedly told Gray. Steve Bannon had some harsh words to explain why Sean Spicer has been giving fewer TV press briefings lately.
    Cosby jury begins deliberations

    Cosby jury begins deliberations

    ALLYN: More than 50 women have accused Cosby of uninvited sexual advance, but nearly all of the cases were too old to prosecute. Cosby acknowledged that he obtained Quaaludes, a prescription sedative, in the 1970s to give to young women.