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In Iowa, Trump basks in Handel’s victory: ‘All we do is win, win, win”

7:44 am Jun. 22, 2017

President Donald Trump may have been in Iowa last night, but Georgia was clearly on his mind.

The commander-in-chief called Republican Karen Handel soon after her victory over Jon Ossoff and tweeted about the race several times Tuesday, but he wasn’t done reflecting on the contest and its symbolism for his agenda. The GOP’s stronger-than-expected win in Georgia was still very much on Trump’s mind as he took the stage at a

One early lesson from Georgia-6: Pelosi a potent campaign villain

6:00 am Jun. 21, 2017

President Donald Trump may have been the 800-pound gorilla in Georgia’s 6th District race, but Nancy Pelosi ended up being the albatross.

Republican Karen Handel’s larger-than-expected win over Democrat Jon Ossoff Tuesday proved how potent her side’s messaging regarding the House minority leader could be in mobilizing GOP voters.

Handel and her allies took every opportunity on the campaign trail to frame Ossoff as a shill for the California Democrat whose

Georgia 6th: What does Jon Ossoff do next?

1:00 am Jun. 21, 2017

Jon Ossoff smashed fundraising records and became a national Democratic star in his bid to flip Georgia’s 6th District. He also suffered a gut-wrenching loss by a wider-than-expected margin despite more than $30 million spent