Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

"They like to target my district, the city of St. Francis", replied Pelosi.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pelosi said Democrats are proud of the race they ran and she dispelled a question about stepping down.

With the president's approval numbers hovering below 40 percent, should the Democrats be anxious about their losing streak in what could be considered an election year's pre-season?

"We put a lot of resources, a lot of fight, and close is only good in horseshoes", said Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday.

Tony Cárdenas, a California Democrat, argued in a closed-door session among House Democrats that the party should address the impact Pelosi is having on its candidates, the New York Times reported.

But in recent weeks, both candidates had in many ways shied away from talking about the controversial president, with Ossoff trying to present himself as nearly nonpartisan and refusing to support higher taxes for wealthy people or a single-payer health care plan.

"The Democratic Party needs new leadership now".

It's about all they can do.

But the President said the goal of Democrats is obvious right now.

Republican Karen Handel declared victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District with a promise that she'll work to gain the confidence of voters who backed her Democratic opponent.

"All we do is win, win, win", the President said to cheers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as he pressed Democrats to support his legislative agenda in the Congress. 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.

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Those Republicans chose their comfort level with their party and a candidate in Karen Handel, who is a known quantity, over someone with little experience who didn't even live in the district in Jon Ossoff. That drew criticism of Pelosi from fellow Democrats. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country". Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful previous year in trying to unseat Pelosi. This included $22.7 million by the Handel campaign and groups backing her, and $31.2 million by Ossoff's campaign and outside groups. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders".

Republicans immediately crowed over winning a seat Democrats spent at least $30 million trying to flip.

More than $50 million was spent on the race in Atlanta's wealthy suburbs, making it the costliest House race in history. Georgia's outcome follows similar results in Montana, Kansas and SC, where Republicans won special House races by much narrower margins than they managed as recently as November.

On Wednesday morning's episode of "The View", Joy Behar admitted that focusing on opposing Donald Trump will continue to be a losing strategy for Democrats.

"We should stop talking about Trump all the time, and Russian Federation".

Pelosi laughed when asked about the tweet.

"We know that the Republican Party, certainly the tax cuts that the Trump administration has promised, is going to benefit that community", she added, "so I don't think we should be so surprised that they voted in their best interest".

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who also attended the meeting, said, "in every corner of our caucus, we're concerned".

The key narrative in the aftermath of Handel's win has involved treating this special election as a referendum on President Trump and a bellwether for the 2018 midterm elections. "I think it's time for a new generation of leadership". The Iraq war veteran endorsed eight veterans running for the House this week, and started a new national security task force with other young veterans within the Democratic caucus. "I am a strategic, politically astute leader", Pelosi said at a press conference on Thursday. "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions".

"Say "no" to Pelosi's "yes" man", blared one ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC. I have enormous respect for her.

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