ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war

ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war

ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war

The president slammed Pelosi's record after the Democratic special election losses, explaining that it would be a "very, very sad day for Republicans' if Nancy Pelosi steps down".

Since the special election in April, President Trump has been campaigning for Handel through various outlets including his twitter account. The new representative is then given an introduction by a party leader or a member of the state delegation before embarking on a short inaugural speech of her own as loved ones watch from an upstairs viewing gallery. "I think we could make it look lovely, too".

Republican candidate Karen Handel consistently labeled Democrat Jon Ossoff 'Nancy Pelosi's handpicked candidate'. In response to Ossoff's completely undebatable suggestion that many working people have a hard time making ends meet, she said, "That's the difference between conservatives and liberals; I don't believe in a livable wage". Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House.

"This is certainly something that we have to discuss, because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic party we need new leadership", said Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton on CNN. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".

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Texas Democrats say they feel confident they'll be able to turn red districts blue in the 2018 midterms. Such comments about Pelosi were highlighted by Republicans on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate a divided Democratic caucus.

Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes. "He's just not one of us", one Republican ad concluded. "Democrats haven't won there in 37 years", he said of the former speaker of the House. That drew criticism of Pelosi from fellow Democrats.

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Pelosi's most vocal Democratic critics in recent days consist mainly of members who opposed her bid last year for an eighth two-year term as the party leader in the House. They demonized her in 2006.

KAREN BASS: In the districts where we are truly competitive, I don't think that message is going to hold very much.

But they quickly did a 180 when the Georgia race, and a less publicized House contest in SC that the Republican won by 3 percent, turned into an easy 4-point win for Handel.

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