Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Democrats Lose Again: Suffer Crushing $26 Million Georgia Defeat
(Lifezette) The Democrats lost two more special elections Tuesday, making The Resistance 0 for 4 in attempts to flip Republican-held House of Representatives districts.
This time, progressives cannot easily claim moral victories.
Republican Ralph Norman slipped by Democrat Archie Parnell in a race to replace Mick Mulvaney, who gave up his South Carolina seat to become President Donald Trump’s budget director. That result, if not the margin, was expected. The 5th Congressional District is overwhelmingly Republican.
It was the 6th District in Georgia that both parties considered the big prize. Much has been made of how former Rep. Tom Price, a Republican who left to become secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, never broke a sweat in winning elections in the suburban Atlanta districts.