Still, Ossoff's loss may force Democrats to retool their strategy as they look ahead to next year's midterm elections, when all of the seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate will be up for grabs.
With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States.
While attending the NRA's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, President Donald Trumpblended praise for Handel into his speech to the organization, saying, "She's totally for the NRA and she's totally for the Second Amendment".
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Ossoff's campaign raised $23.6 million alone from individual donors, compared to $5.6 million for Handel, The New York Times reports.
"But these results fit a pattern that should still worry GOP incumbents everywhere, regardless of Trump's national approval rating and the outcome of the healthcare debate in Congress", he said. "Shifts of that magnitude next year would topple many House Republicans holding more marginal seats than these four".
"I know it's easy to feel disappointed and defeated", Lujan said in a video message to Democrats.
For Republicans, Handel's win had to offer some reassurance in Washington. "All of the television networks, other than Fox who has treated us fairly", Trump said.
According to Atlantic monthly, "Compared with November's results, the GOP margins of victory declined from almost 16 points to 6 in Montana, 23 points to less than 4 in Georgia, 21 points to 3 in SC, and 31 to about 7 in Kansas.
"It also suggests that attacks tying more centrist Democrats to the national party, particularly House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, can still prove effective".
But Handel's win only buys some breathing room, as Russian Federation investigations, White House intrigue and policy disagreements on Capitol Hill continue to stall the GOP agenda in Washington.
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They were set to snatch between 430-460 seats, where the minimal number needed for taking an absolute majority is 289. The victory for LREM, which was launched by Macron less than a year ago, is considered a slap to mainstream parties.
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The jury in the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby has deadlocked in its opinion and a mistrial has been declared by the judge. Cosby said in a radio interview before the trial he hoped to resume his performing career after the Constand case was resolved.
A spokesman for his Department for Exiting the European Union said Britain had been "crystal clear" about its approach. Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said the prospect of a British agreement with the DUP was causing anxiety and fear.
Justice Department policy is that a sitting president can not be indicted by a grand jury, the Post also reported Wednesday . Mr Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe.
Knowing they couldn't, or wouldn't, protect Jannik Hansen, they moved the winger at the deadline to the San Jose Sharks. Goalie Jeff Glass is under contract for next season and fulfills the requirement for exposed goaltenders .
Mexico equalised eight minutes later through a Javier Hernandez diving header after poor defending by the Portuguese. Once the match got underway, Mexico dominated possession without really troubling Portugal keeper Rui Patricio.
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For his part, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said that there are high chances of Erdogan soon visiting Qatar . Sunni monarchies like the UAE likely rallied behind Saudi leadership and against Qatar as they fear uprisings at home.