Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday

Some are arguing that the Georgia race, in which Republicans ran heavily against Nancy Pelosi, proves that she is toxic and should retire. I have enormous respect for her. It's time for new leadership.

While both campaigns disavowed the ad's content, Moms Demand Action and Everytown condemned it, saying it was "disgusting to politicize this national tragedy and use it to get voters to the polls".

"I need to step back and do what's best for this party", said Rice. "People in OH don't grab me about Russian Federation at all when I'm home", Ryan said.

And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

The victories could boost Republicans' confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.

"They always want to choose our leaders", Pelosi said of Republicans criticizing her and others, such as former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

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

BENNETT: Democrats see 70 House seats that could be easier to flip than that Georgia district.

Dingell said Democrats had their "wake-up call" last November, not last night, and recalled that she was warning in the summer of 2015 that President Trump could win with his economic message.

Absolutely. Though what exactly they are will be hotly debated among Democratic Party insiders - beginning now.

Pelosi:"I'm worth the trouble". And the Republican crowing will be loud, long and likely important in the congressional health care debate.

That followed another recent Democratic disappointment in Montana, where the Republican candidate won even after last-minute assault charges, and an earlier loss for the Democrats in Kansas.

Half of Democrats (49 percent) view Pelosi favorably, while 1 in 4 Democrats (26 percent) have an unfavorable view of her.

Or, Pelosi could announce prior to the midterms that she won't seek the leadership position again, as New York Rep. Kathleen Rice suggested to CNN Wednesday.

Pelosi made history becoming the first and only woman to serve two terms has Speaker of the House.

Do Democrats have a problem with actually winning, as opposed to just doing better than in 2016? As Rice pointed out, if Pelosi was a coach of a sports team with a comparable losing streak, she would have been fired. I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's going on in these four elections but also a plan moving forward.

"Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn't even live in district", Trump wrote on Twitter.

But an Ossoff victory would help Democrats raise money and recruit candidates as they try to win back control of the House of Representatives in 2018.