BREAKING: Conor Lamb Declared ‘Apparent’ Winner of Pennsylvania Special Election

After a very long night, NBC News is calling the PA-18 special election, declaring Democrat Conor Lamb the “apparent winner” over Republican Rick Saccone. That’s according to an NBC News projection that a worn-out but nonetheless cheery Steve Kornacki appeared on Morning Joe to report — watch above. Per NBC, the Democrat was leading by 641 votes with 99 percent of the votes counted, in a district President Donald Trump won by double-digits in 2016. Lamb declared victory in the race on Wednesday morning, but Saccone has yet to concede: Trump also recently Continue reading "BREAKING: Conor Lamb Declared ‘Apparent’ Winner of Pennsylvania Special Election"

‘Decency Wins’: Twitter Explodes With Joy After Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore

After Democrat Doug Jones managed to upset GOP Senate candidate and alleged child molester Roy Moore, Twitter erupted with relief as the wild Alabama special election finally came to an end tonight. While Republicans, including President Donald Trump, had handily won the notoriously red state in recent years, Jones was able to become the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in a quarter century. The win shrunk the Republican Senate majority by one seat, leaving their lead at only 51. Notable pundits, politicians, and journalists responded to the conclusion of the crazy Senate race — that included numerous sexual child predator allegations, references to “Jew” attorneys, and calls for banning “homosexual conduct” — with tweets of joy at Jones’ victory and snarky posts railing against Trump, the RNC, and other Moore supporters:

Trump Begs Alabamans to ‘Go Vote for Roy Moore’ in Robocall: ‘It Is So Important’

The campaign of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore — a man accused of child molestation — released a robocall today in which President Donald Trump can be heard enthusiastically supporting the Republican nominee. In the recording, Trump said the following:
“Hi, this is President Donald Trump and I need Alabama to go vote for Roy Moore. We’re already making America great again. I’m going to make America safer and stronger and better than ever before. We need that seat. We need Roy voting for us. But we need that seat. We need Roy voting for us. I am stopping illegal immigration and crime. We’re building a stronger military and protecting the Second Amendment and our pro-life values. But if Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones all of our progress will Continue reading "Trump Begs Alabamans to ‘Go Vote for Roy Moore’ in Robocall: ‘It Is So Important’"

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia 6th District Special Election

handel ossoff In Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election, Republican Karen Handel has defeated Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff to take over the House seat that was vacated by Tom Price when he was named Health and Human Services Secretary. The race was called when the mail-in ballots didn’t appear to be enough to overcome Handel’s Election Day margins. Many political commentators and Continue reading "Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia 6th District Special Election"

President Trump Tweets His Closing Argument For Karen Handel: ‘VOTE TODAY’

trump Today is finally election day in Georgia’s special congressional election. — Yes, we’re happy it’s over too. The battle for the 6th district seat once held by ex-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has consumed both parties in recent weeks, becoming the most expensive House race in U.S. history. The nail biter contest pits Republican Karen Handel against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Like much of the political peanut gallery, President Donald Trump has also been keenly following the contest. On Tuesday, the Commander in Chief took to Twitter to issue his closing argument for Handel and slamming her challenger. His final pitch ultimately took a traditional GOP flavor, praising Handel for championing “lower taxes” and “strong security” and hitting Ossoff as a tax and spend liberal.

‘Disaster in Congress’: Trump Blasts Jon Ossoff in Back-to-Back Tweets

Donald Trump Nevada Donald Trump is taking today’s special election in Georgia very seriously. The president, who was awake Tweeting unusually early this morning, slammed Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff saying he would be a “disaster in Congress.” Trump also said Ossoff would be weak on crime, the second amendment, and illegal immigration. Ossoff faces a crowded and divided field of Republicans today in his quest to replace Tom Price as representative of Georgia’s sixth congressional district. Price left Congress to become President Trump’s Secretary Continue reading "‘Disaster in Congress’: Trump Blasts Jon Ossoff in Back-to-Back Tweets"

Poll: Will Jon Ossoff Win the Georgia Special Election Tomorrow?

imageedit_9_6411277685 Tomorrow, there’s a special congressional election in Georgia to fill the seat of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a Republican. Maybe you know about it because Samuel L. Jackson voiced an ad for it. Then again, maybe you know about it because Donald Trump is gunning for Democrat Jon Ossoff to lose. There is a lot riding on tomorrow’s special election. Ossoff needs to get 50% of the vote to prevent a runoff election in June. The only issue here is that though he’s polling well and has raised over $8 million, the 30-year-old investigative journalist is facing down 17 other candidates.
All eyes will be Continue reading "Poll: Will Jon Ossoff Win the Georgia Special Election Tomorrow?"