The results are in but, you won’t believe what Don Jr. and Kellyanne Conway said after Handel’s victory in Georiga….
Georgia was on most people’s mind because of Tuesday’s special election. Republican nominee Karen Handel won the hotly contested and controversial seat left vacant when Republican Tom Price joined President Trump’s Cabinet as Health and Human Services Secretary. In her victory speech, Handel said “a special thanks to the President of the United States of America,” and the crowd began chanting Trump’s name. She also drew a huge response from the cheering crowd when she declared, “We need to finish the drill on health care.” House Speaker Paul Ryan boasted about the win, “Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated.”
Handel’s opponent, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, took the stage with his constituents and relayed that he had called Handel to concede, drawing boos from the crowd. He declared that his team had sent a message, “As darkness has crept across this planet, (you) have provided a beacon of hope for people here in Georgia and people around the world,” Ossoff told his supporters. “We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible to fight, we could fight.”After the win Don Jr. (the President’s son) immediately trolled Democrats on Twitter. But, even after this, the President’s team wasn’t done yet…
After the win Don Jr. (the President’s son) immediately trolled Democrats on Twitter. But, even after this, the President’s team wasn’t done yet…
Some are saying that this race needs to be a wake-up call for Democrats. The party is 0-4 in congressional races this year. And this loss happened even though millions of dollars were funneled into Ossoff’s campaign from all across the country. This race shattered any previous race with record contributions totaling more than $50 million. Representative Seth Moulton (D-Ma.) tweeted, “Race better be a wake-up call for Democrats — business, as usual, isn’t working, Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”
So at the conclusion of the night Kellyanne Conway couldn’t resist and had to get in on the heckling and said:
Karen Handel ran on the message that Ossoff was an inexperienced liberal who had more in common with California than Georgia. On the morning of the election, she continued a taunt against Ossoff that he didn’t even live in their district. Ossoff began his campaign by promising to “make Trump furious.” The president repeatedly weighed in on the race; on Tuesday he used Twitter to warn voters that Ossoff “wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security.” On Tuesday night, top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway tweeted that the outcome was a referendum on the president.
This wasn’t the only race on Tuesday. In South Carolina, a special congressional election happened that did not attract nearly as much attention. Although it was much closer than expected, Republican Ralph Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell by fewer than five percentage points.
Do you believe that this election in Northern Georgia really had national significance? Is it a referendum on President Trump? Should this be a wake-up call for Democrats?
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