Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Democrats came close but still lost two other contested special elections earlier this year for Republican-held seats in conservative Kansas and Montana, and the outcomes in Georgia and SC could put a crimp in the party's fundraising and candidate recruitment.

The special election for the sixth district of Georgia sought replacement of Tom Price - Trump's current Secretary of Health - in the House of Representatives. According to CNBC, Trump won this district's presidential votes by only 1.5 points. Particularly disappointing was the loss of Jon Ossoff in Georgia to a truly bad Republican candidate, Karen Handel.

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Nonetheless, Republicans shouldn't get too cocky.

"Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security".

By contrast, even with record-breaking spending of over $50 million on the race, only 58% of registered voters were motivated to cast a ballot in the special election.

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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.

Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's House former seat in SC.

Next year elections for these congressional seats will be held again, and during that time we will continue to build support for Democratic candidates there and elsewhere.

She said the Democrats "gave them a run for their money in all of them".

But after what happened on Tuesday night in special congressional elections in Georgia and SC, I'm beginning to think the Democrats are never going to get exhausted of losing. "God, no. But I believe he has the country's best interests at heart", said Jessica Podalsky, who voted for Handel on Tuesday morning. He tried and failed last fall to unseat Pelosi as House minority leader. Hammill further criticized Republicans for "demonizing" Pelosi, who he said is the party's "strongest fundraiser and consensus builder". "We need a winning strategy and I think the first step to getting a winning strategy is a change in leadership", Rice said on CNN. They need to win 24 seats to take control of the House in 2018.

The two Republican victories last night come as the latest set of close but no cigar losses for Democrats in special elections this year. That seat was formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who is now Trump's director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Ossoff's supporters say they plan to reorganize and will try to force Republicans to compete in local and state elections in historically safe territory, similar to the congressional district in suburban Atlanta.


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