Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has a vested interest in Georgia’s House District 6. It is his home turf. That is a portion of his former District. He takes a look at what almost happened and looks at what the Republicans in the 6th District MUST do now. To put it simply, they need to unite and make sure that the 6th stays red. He also pokes sarcasm at the ‘Almost’ victories that the Democrats and their media minions are claiming. Mr. Speaker is ALWAYS worth reading.
As Written By Newt Gingrich for Fox News:
Tuesday, after spending more than $8 million, the Democrats failed to win the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.
I had a personal interest in this vote since I represented the Sixth District in Congress for 20 years – however my daughter, Jackie Cushman, likes to note for historical accuracy that the district was originally south and west of Atlanta and was gerrymandered by the Georgia Democrats into the northern suburbs for the 1992 election. That effort backfired spectacularly and cost the Democrats four congressional seats as every part of my old district elected a Republican.
When I left Congress now-Senator Johnny Isakson won the seat. After Johnny joined the Senate, Dr. Tom Price, then a state senator, became Georgia’s Sixth District representative. Dr. Price resigned when he became Secretary of Health and Human Services, leaving the seat open to a special election.
For the Democrats, this was a high value target.
In the recent Kansas special election for Congressman Mike Pompeo’s seat (he became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) the Democrats did not believe they had a chance to win until the last two weeks, as they poured in money, got their hopes up, and lost.
Georgia was different. Because Atlanta is such a big media and transportation hub, liberals nationally are fixated on Georgia and always believe it is about to go Democrat. Michelle Nunn in the 2014 election was the most recent example. Throughout the campaign, the news media and many Democrats felt she could win. On November 4, 2014 Georgians voted and she lost.
This week, Jon Ossoff looked like an attractive young liberal who could win the Sixth District. He raised more than $8 million for a House race. He was on the cover of New York Magazine. He became the great liberal hope. Left-wing anger at Trump generated donations from everywhere. In fact, 95 percent of his campaign money came from outside Georgia.
With this resource base and thousands of highly motivated anti-Trump volunteers, Ossoff mobilized an impressive turnout for a special election. He got…….
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