Herein lies the Democrats' problem, just as it was a problem when Hillary Clinton bellowed about a basket full of deplorables during the 2016 campaign.
But a loss is still a loss - and to win, Democrats need to sharpen the contrast for voters.
Separately, Republicans held on to another seat Tuesday in SC, where Ralph Normanwon a special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who resigned to become the White House budget director.
With a paltry $250,000 from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democrat Archie Parnellcame within four points of his G.O.P. opponent, Ralph Norman, in South Carolina's Fifth District on Tuesday, where Trumpbeat Clinton by 18 points last November and Mulvaney won re-election by 21 points. "It doesn't matter who our leader is, the Republicans will always run against them, someone else in our caucus or Willie Horton", referring to the convicted MA murderer that Republicans used to make Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis look weak on crime during the 1988 campaign.
Party insiders say Georgia is not a must-win, given the GOP advantages here, but winning in a district like this could put them on their way to a successful 2018, and it would embolden donors and volunteers nationally - and potentially boost candidate recruiting in friendlier districts.
Georgia voters steadily streamed into suburban Atlanta polling places Tuesday to decide the most expensive House race in US history and put weeks of television ads, phone calls and ringing doorbells behind them.
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But Rinne struggled again Thursday in Pittsburgh , a place where he's never started and won in six career games. Rinne was gone after the first period , pulled in favor of Juuse Saros for the second time in the series.
"Karen Handel has won Georgia's record-breaking special congressional election, dashing hopes by Democrats to pull off an upset in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections".
Republicans immediately crowed over winning a seat that Democrats spent 30 million dollars (£23 million) trying to flip. "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future". Rep. Joe Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that there are 71 districts that will be more favourable for Democrats to contest than the one in Georgia. All of those districts were GOP districts. Republican voters came home - they nearly always do - so "flipping" a district doesn't mean flipping Trump voters, it means turning out more Democrats and independents.
But for Republicans from the president on down, it was time to celebrate.
Trump predicted Handel's win as early as April 17, when he said that a runoff will lead to a win. Democrats just lost their fourth special election in a row. Total disarray. The MAGA Mandate is stronger than ever. "The congressional probes and a Justice Department special counsel investigation that followed, as well as daily charges from Democrats that Mr. Trump and his campaign were involved in treasonous acts that rendered his presidency illegitimate, met scant pushback from Republican leaders in Congress".
Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff. Former R.N.C. communications director Doug Heye said a victory for Ossoff would heighten existing concerns within the ranks that Trump's historic unpopularity could cost the party its majority in Congress.
"It shows us that people are wanting some of the things we've been talking about, President Trump's been talking about - less government, more power to the folks".
"We have a lot work to do", Handel said. Maybe they'll figure it out post 2018, or a couple of years into Trump's second term.
Beginning Monday evening, the Democrats will use Senate procedures to try to block business both on and off the Senate floor. The GOP-run House narrowly approved its version of the legislation last month.
Going into the 8th round two of the three judges had Ward ahead on the cards 67-66 while the third judge had Kovalev up 69-65. Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) started the fight slow, losing the first couple rounds, before he took control and Kovalev slowed.
After Thursday's vote, May's Conservative Party still has the largest number of lawmakers, but lacks a parliamentary majority. To the surprise of almost everyone, nearly 52% of the voters favored leaving the EU. "I can still be prime minister".
James played all but 2:23 - when he sat the final 1:49 of the first quarter the Cavs went from up three to down seven. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history.
Despite being on the losing side, James was one of the stars of the Finals, scoring 41 points in Monday's game . Warriors fans had to suffer through watching their team blow a 3-1 series lead past year .
Indeed, Rosenstein hired Mueller recently as the special counsel-prosecutor of this Russian Federation probe. In general, as with most of the Russia-related hearings conducted by Congress, it was a tale of two parties.
The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. Mexico's attacking players worked hard to win the ball back the moment after losing it, high up the field.
The new functionality promises to save you the hassle of scouring your home for the password to your home Wi-Fi router. A report published by iDrop News gives us our first look at the iPhone X running the recently announced Apple iOS 11 .
During last year's presidential campaign, Trump threatened to "terminate" deals that the Obama administration made with Cuba. President Barack Obama pursued, and secured, a thaw in relations with its longtime nemesis Cuba and the Castro government.
Taking place this year from June 20-24, Royal Ascot will feature 19 graded stakes races and nearly £6.6m (€7.5m/$8.4m) in purses. Their first major clash of the week will occur when 2,000 Guineas one-two Churchill and Barney Roy lock horns again.
The new iPads feature an A10X chip that is set to provide a 30% performance boost over the outgoing iPad Pros . Earlier this week at its WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 11 , the next iteration of its mobile OS.
Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title
Hideki Matsuyama , meanwhile, ran off three birdies on five holes to start the back nine and was within two shots of the lead. With a gusty wind blowing across Erin Hills, Spieth's first shot at the par-3 13th hole landed about 5 feet from the flag.
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Online shopping in the United States is becoming more popular, with eight out of ten Americans doing some kind of online shopping. Four-year-old Mason and one-year-old Wyatt said there dad is special because "He is the best daddy in the whole wide world".
UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief
Uncertainty over Brexit has already had a "negative impact on everybody in Europe, especially on Britain ", said Mr Verhofstadt. The talks revolve around support from the DUP on a vote-by-vote basis in parliament, rather than a formal coalition government .
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Perriello led in four of the latest seven polls taken in the race since May, and Northam took the lead in the remaining three. Wagner, meanwhile, touted his experience as a veteran lawmaker who can fix the state's congested highways.
Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title
With the Cavs all floating his way, Durant fired a crosscourt pass to Iguodala for a three-pointer that pushed the lead to eight. Congratulations to Lebron James for becoming the King of Triple Doubles for the NBA Finals with 9 and breaking my record.
Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination
They would build a double-digit lead and somehow LeBron James and Kyrie Irving would get Cleveland back within five or six. That was especially evident in the Game 4 win when Irving hit seven of Cleveland's record-setting 24 3-pointers.
Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions
While they have made the playoffs every year since, the initial years after 2009 ended in postseason disappointment. He said, after the game, that it was "most likely" his final game. "It was a pretty quick whistle ", Sissons said.
Erdogan vows to keep supporting Qatar
Saudi Arabia has closed its land border crossings to Qatar , which imports almost all of its food. Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups but denies that it supports terrorism .
Parents insist accused leaker not a flight risk
She wrote of wanting to travel to the Middle East and had researched taking a trip to Israel in the fall, the prosecutor said. The establishment media's reporting on NSA leaker Reality Winner has been skewed at best, and egregiously biased at worst.
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The new HomePod has all of the features of Siri that we know like the ability to DJ, answer questions and control a room. For Apple , having one would further broaden the role that its software, services and gadgets play in people's lives.