06/21/2017

10 Lessons From The Handel Victory Over Ossoff In Georgia [Watch]

Erick Erickson, Fox News Opinion

In 2016, Democrat Rodney Stooksbury got 38.3 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District after spending only around $1,000. Less than a year later, Democrats spent $30 million to get only ten percent more of the vote and still lose.

There are some real issues here that the cheering and moralizing will overlook. 

Democrats will say it should not have been so close, but Republicans can counter than outspending the GOP and still losing is a big deal. It is. The Democrats can note that the GOP was winning this district by twenty points regularly and now are barely winning. That is true, too.

But there are some fundamental problems for Democrats that they are going to overlook as they declare moral victory.

First, the national netroots rallied to Jon Ossoff, who was completely unknown to the sixth congressional district. There was a state senator from within the district who had a built in constituency that crossed party lines. But that guy got rejected for this unknown who lived out of the district.

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