And Rice backed Pelosi in last year's leadership fight.
JOE CROWLEY: We're disappointed. It's time for new leadership. Rather, the president said having the California Representative in charge of Democrats is good for the Republican party. In all four states, Democrats bolstered their historical performance in districts they lost by double-digit margins a year ago. "They're anxious about paying the bills". "We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent".
The result: a 3.8-point loss to Handel.
During the 2016 election, many independent Iowa voters came out in support of Trump and helped him win the state. Some users on both sides of the political spectrum were in agreement that fresh leadership is needed in the party. "This is something we need to finish, '" Cole said, "so I think that's an important message from our base to our members". That's not a winner's mentality.
Pelosi spoke out Thursday to address calls for her to step down as party leader in the House chamber.
"I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", snapped back Pelosi to her critics.
That's what Democrats in Texas, and across the nation are hoping for. You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do. It's covered live, the camera just went off, I can't imagine why. That's the most important part. She's a favorite foil of Republicans, and ads like these blanketed the Atlanta media market in the lead-up to Tuesday's election.
For a little over an hour, the President worked to convince the crowd of supporters - some of whom donned "Make America Great Again" hats and held signs - that his administration is making "tremendous progress" back in Washington.
But Pelosi mocked the President, saying it was "the first tweet he didn't actually write" because it sounded like a statement many other Republicans have made recently.
BILL PASCRELL: They demonized Nancy in 2010. "It's not about me, necessarily; they like to target my district, the City of Saint Francis". We're used to that. Every four years we hear the same thing: National Democrats are going to spend some money to put Georgia into play. She has the "overwhelming support" of her caucus, she said.
While there were surely many reasons for Ossoff's eventual failure to flip the sixth, his loss has provided Democrats with an excuse to do some necessary soul-searching as 2018 approaches.style="text-align: center;"