Stunning difference in Congressional freshman classes for GOP, Democrats

The picture says it all (Hey, look, the GOP has a new white lady Congressperson!), and there’s more to come. And bear in mind the Republicans pictured are almost all replacing Republicans. So are most of the Democrats. It looks like Dems will pick up another 4-5 seats when all the votes are counted in California, Maine, and elsewhere. The GOP may net a couple of seats in the Senate, but Joni Ernst now looks week in Iowa, as does Trump-gumby David Perdue in Georgia. I think the prospects for Dems taking the Senate in 2020 are better than 50-50. From Alex Burns of the New York Times: The 2018 midterm election looked last Tuesday like a serious but not crippling setback…

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Karen Handel is not a big fan of crying immigrant children

Above: Karen Handel enjoys some quality podium time with President Trump On Nov. 6,  Rep. Karen Handel will face the winner of Georgia’s July 24 Sixth Congressional District Democratic Primary Runoff: Lucy McBath or Kevin Abel. Jonathan Grant @Brambleman on Twitter So, this happened. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and played audio on a device in his pocket of crying immigrant children at the Southern border. (Source: Pro Publica) This is the audio in which a guard says, “We have an orchestra here.” Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA), holding the gavel at that time, didn’t like that much. She tried to stop him, but she was clueless on how to run the place, so she leaned on…

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