CNN’s Chris Cuomo offered Democrats a lesson about failure Wednesday, one day after the party lost a special election in Georgia.
Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff Tuesday in the most expensive House race in American history. The loss raised questions for Democrats about whether their current platform and message will help them regain congressional seats in the 2018 midterm elections.
"They teach you in campaign school ... that you've got to learn from failure, otherwise you're doomed to repeat it,” Cuomo said. "And there's an acronym for 'FAIL' — the Future Always Involves Learning.” He also noted that learning from failure is "going to be the test" for Democrats moving forward.
"It ain't a coincidence that they lost all these races," Cuomo said. "What are they not getting done at the leadership level?"
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According to the Center for Responsive Politics, at least $56.7 million was spent on the special election. The two biggest backers of Ossoff were the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The DCCC spent about $5 million in independent expenditures in support of Ossoff, while Planned Parenthood spent about $820,000.
Democrats saw the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District as an opportunity to flip a long-held Republican congressional seat. The seat was vacated by former Rep. Tom Price, who is now the secretary of Health and Human Services.
(H/T: Washington Examiner)