5 Reactions to Pro-Life Republican Karen Handel's Election Victory

5. Jonah Goldberg
Conservative writer Jonah Goldberg giving remarks at a 2016 event.
Conservative writer Jonah Goldberg giving remarks at a 2016 event. | (Photo: Screengrab/YouTube/EducatingForLiberty)

Jonah Goldberg of the National Review offered what he dubbed a "reality check" regarding Handel's victory over Ossoff.

In a column published Tuesday, Goldberg noted that while the win was important for the Trump administration, it "is not anywhere near the victory/mandate/endorsement the Trump team will claim it to be."

"This is a Republican district. The only reason it was close: A lot of Republicans voted for a Democrat. So, the GOP victory on the merits is pretty limited," wrote Goldberg.

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"Spending enough money to scald a wet mule (to borrow a phrase from Haley Barbour) to hold on to a district that Tom Price (Trump's HHS secretary) and Newt Gingrich held is not a sign of Republican health."

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