In all four states, Democrats bolstered their historical performance in districts they lost by double-digit margins a year ago.
As rumblings of dissatisfaction with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi grow among Democrats, Rep. Seth Moulton said her future "certainly" needed to be a topic of discussion.
I wrote yesterday about how the special counsel's investigation of President Trump now dominates the media and political culture.
Trump said the victory "was very big", adding "I think I helped a lot".
Said Rice: "The Republican playbook has been very successful". 'Nor is it accurate. That a win in Georgia was going to be a huge referendum on what they perceive as unhappiness with the GOP party and our president blanketing the American landscape. We have to address that reality'.
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Ryan predicted it would be hard for Democrats to win back the House with Pelosi as Minority Leader.
"I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", snapped back Pelosi to her critics.
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi's re-election last fall, told Politico on Wednesday, "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top".
Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC that Democrats needed to focus on economic growth and "get back to being a big tent party".
When he's back home, Murphy said, he sometimes chats people up on a commuter bus, and "they are never talking about issues like Russian Federation".
"The issue I think strategically is that Trump energizes their base and Leader Pelosi energizes their base", said Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful past year in trying to unseat Pelosi. A loss in Georgia, after Democratic donors across the country (okay, mostly in California) gave time and money to try to stick it to Trump, is a significant momentum-killer.
Lifelong Democrat, San Francisco employment attorney and former Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign volunteer Stephen R. Jaffe will be running against Pelosi in the Democratic primary.
'I mean, we have all the ads done.
He said the Democratic Party, however, isn't self-aware enough to realize that they'll always have an uphill battle if she's the face of the party.
Let me pause here to say that just as winning this race for Republicans was a morale booster, losing this race definitely kicks Democrats in the gut. "At least another decade", Gingrich said.