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Handel Victory Speech: Anything Is Possible With Hard Work, Grit

Handel Victory Speech: Anything Is Possible With Hard Work, Grit

Her tough race, combined with close GOP House victories in Kansas, Montana and SC, suggests Trump will dominate the coming election cycle, forcing Republicans to make peace with him, for better or worse.

'Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0", the president declared.

Democrats and liberals turned on one another as they sought explanations on social media to understand why they keep losing special elections immediately after Georgia's 6 Congressional District was called for Republican Karen Handel over Democrat Jonathan Ossoff.

But it could give Republicans a boost in confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.

For many voters and supporters of Mr Ossoff, the contest for Georgia 6th congressional district turned into a referendum on the presidency of Mr Trump and both sides spent a total of around $56m, making it the costliest race of its kind in U.S. history.

Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose.

Ossoff said, "So this is not the outcome any of us were hoping for, but this is the beginning of something much bigger than us". If the Republican, Karen Handel, emerges victorious, it will in part reflect the shortcomings of her Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff.




President Trump is celebrating a political win in Georgia as a high-dollar Democratic effort to flip a GOP stronghold falls short.

According to the Associated Press, Karen Handel thanked Donald Trump for the support in her campaign.

Handel will succeed Tom Price, who is now the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, in her role as a member of the house of representatives. "Democrats have aimed to leverage Trump's dismal approval rating and opposition to the Republican health-care bill into winning Republican seats and potentially taking control of the House in 2018".

"This race is not about what's going on around the rest of the country - it is about you", she told supporters on Monday night.

CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF HANDEL'S FIRST NAME TO KAREN - Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th District Congressional seat Karen Handel declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta.

Republican losses in any of these open House seats would have launched a narrative that the president was being repudiated.


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