Press ReleaseJune 21, 2017

Republican Special Election Victories Illustrate Voter Commitment to Job Creation

Four special election victories by Republicans demonstrate national desire for President Trump’s agenda of tax, healthcare, and regulatory reform

Atlanta—Today the Job Creators Network (JCN) highlighted how last night’s Republican victories in special elections in Georgia’s 6th District and South Carolina’s 5th District demonstrate the American public stands behind President Trump’s job creation agenda. Though Democrats sought to make the special elections referenda on President Trump’s tenure thus far, the victories by Republicans Karen Handel and Ralph Norman illustrate that voters are frustrated with Washington gridlock and do not want to introduce new barriers to tax, healthcare, and regulatory reform, which are holding back American small businesses and 85 million people who depend on them for their livelihood. Voters are still focused on the change they voted for last November.

These victories are especially impressive as Democratic candidates received tens of millions of dollars in contributions from out-of-state donors in states like California, New York, and Massachusetts. They follow other recent Republican special election victories in hotly contested races in Montana and Kansas. JCN now calls on Congress to come together to use this political capital to pass the legislative reforms that will help small businesses create jobs, raise wages, and expand their businesses.

Below is a statement from JCN president and CEO, Alfredo Ortiz:

The victories by Karen Handel and Ralph Norman demonstrate Americans’ commitment to President Trump’s job creation agenda. While they are fed up with gridlock that prevents needed reforms, they recognize that voting for more barriers to legislative reform would only make things worse. Now, Congress must use this political capital to pass the tax, healthcare, and regulatory reforms that Americans want and need.