Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

Liberals Panic Karen Handel won the special election ( Democrats Lose Again )

We as [Democrats](http://www.newstimes.com/search/?action=search&channel=news%2Fpolitics&inlineLink=1&searchindex=solr&query=%22Democrats%22) have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again,” said Rep. [Seth Moulton](http://www.newstimes.com/search/?action=search&channel=news%2Fpolitics&inlineLink=1&searchindex=solr&query=%22Seth+Moulton%22), D-Mass. “Personally I think it’s time for a new generation of leadership in the party.”
The loss in Georgia followed similar disappointments in special House elections in Kansas and Montana, as well as in South Carolina Tuesday night. The Carolina outcome was closer than in Georgia but drew little national attention.

In the well-to-do Atlanta suburbs, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was the focus of torrents of negative advertising in a House race that cost more than $50 million, the most expensive in history. Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by about 5 percentage points.

 Although the race was widely viewed as a referendum on President [Donald Trump](http://www.newstimes.com/search/?action=search&channel=news%2Fpolitics&inlineLink=1&searchindex=solr&query=%22Donald+Trump%22), he was rarely discussed by either candidate, and [House Democrats](http://www.newstimes.com/search/?action=search&channel=news%2Fpolitics&inlineLink=1&searchindex=solr&query=%22House+Democrats%22) were rattled that the attack ads casting the 77-year-old Pelosi as a San Francisco liberal proved so potent. Some expressed fears about the same tactic being used elsewhere as they aim to take back control of the House in next year’s midterms. Democrats need to pick up 24 House seats to retake the majority.
We need to be focused on next November, and what happens with the reality of health care and trade, tax policies and the impact on working men and women,” said Rep. [Debbie Dingell](http://www.newstimes.com/search/?action=search&channel=news%2Fpolitics&inlineLink=1&searchindex=solr&query=%22Debbie+Dingell%22) of Michigan. She said she has told Democrats to stop focusing on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Put on defense, House Democratic leaders from Pelosi on down tried to spin the outcome in Georgia as positive, arguing that coming in a close second in the solidly Republican district augured well for their chances of taking back the House next year.

“Unfortunately a loss for us, but not good news for them,” Pelosi told the rank-and-file in a closed door meeting Wednesday morning, according to Democrats present. “We gave them a run for their money.”

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that invested millions in the race, argued in a memo to lawmakers, “Despite the loss, we have a lot to be proud of” and “we have a unique opportunity to flip control of the House of Representatives in 2018.”

And Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, remarked that “we had no business winning those districts” because of their GOP allegiance.

Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts.

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