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GOP lawmakers to take seats after special election wins

House Democratic Caucus leaders say it is time for House Minority Leader Pelosi to step down House Democratic Caucus leaders say it is time for House Minority Leader Pelosi to step down
Alfredo Watts | 29 June, 2017, 07:28

The Republican victor of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts Monday evening, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat.

It was the night before the 6th Congressional District vote, and Gov. Nathan Deal was campaigning for a former opponent his staff once described as a spout of "unhinged blather".

SC congressional candidate Joe Cunningham, a Democrat, said Wednesday that the Democratic Party needs new leadership, and that if he is elected to Congress in that state's 1st District, he won't vote for Pelosi for a leadership position.

She later added, "T$3 hese people were against me last November". She vowed to be "a good co-worker and friend to each of you".

The Ossoff campaign hired hundreds of staffers that went door to door in the Atlanta suburbs in an attempt to win over Republicans who weren't supportive of Trump's agenda so far in the presidency. Norman said he was joining the House "at a special time in history". She fills the seat that was vacant for more than four months after Tom Price took his new job in the Trump cabinet.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is the gift that keeps on giving to the Republican Party.

The Democrats have been bleeding seats while she's been patting herself on the back, and they don't want to blow what they see as a golden opportunity next year.

Handel had narrowly lost a 2010 race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. "I've always had a challenge in the caucus, right from the start". His predecessor, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney helped found the group.