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Tags: GOP | georgia | house | race | ossoff | handel

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race
(AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:51 PM EDT

The Republican victory in Georgia's special election Tuesday shouldn't be taken for granted, according to the New York Post's John Podhoretz.

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel spent over $50 million between their campaigns, making this the most expensive race of its kind. 

"Democrats and liberals were frantic about doing something positive, something meaningful, something powerful after the November wound, and word whipped around the country that there was a winnable fight in a Georgia special election with a primary election on April 18," Podhoretz writes.

"There's no question national Democratic enthusiasm is real. The issue going forward for them and for Republicans goes to sustainability. The disappointment that will follow the Ossoff result could depress that enthusiasm at exactly the wrong moment."

Podhoretz points out that the $30 million raised for Ossoff's campaign "could've funded six House races next year in which Democrats would've had a better shot than they did here."

He notes "Democrats only need to flip 24 Republican seats" to take control of the House.

"There are 23 districts held by Republicans that Hillary Clinton actually won in 2016," he adds. "The Ossoff district wasn't one of them.

"The Georgia results ought to be a warning shot for Democrats, not a battle cry. They have to be smarter. They have to spend their money more wisely. They have to win where they can, not where they hope to."

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The Republican victory in Georgia's special election Tuesday shouldn't be taken for granted, according to the New York Post's John Podhoretz.
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:51 PM
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