The Republican victory in Georgia Tuesday has boosted US President Donald Trump’s presidency and policies. The President criticized democrats on Wednesday for obstructing his agenda, a day after the Republican won yet another congressional seat in Georgia.

Reuters reports that Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state defeated a newcomer in the political arena, Democrat Jon Ostroff.

Handel pulled 52 percent of the votes to emerge winner over his Democratic rival who scored 48 percent of the votes. The win was a big blow for Democrats in one of the most expensive congressional elections in the history of the United States.

Democrats struggled to control a suburban Atlanta district controlled by Republicans since the 1970s.

Republican controlled government

The outcome of the poll was not expected to make a significant political change in Washington, where Republicans form the government at the White House and control both chambers of Congress.

There was another big loss for Democrats on Tuesday in neighboring South Carolina. The Republican Candidate Ralph Norman overwhelmingly defeated Democratic Archie in a seat previously held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who is currently the director of President Trump’s budget.

Republicans are sure to boost their confidence as they struggle to advance the controversial healthcare and tax reforms that have been bogged down and characterized by infighting, protests. It also collided with the ongoing probe over Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump criticized Democrats

Trump said Wednesday after the victory that obstruction will not work. Democrats would need to more harder work as a party to be able to stand Republicans on tax cuts, healthcare, security and much more.

Republicans can now breathe a sigh of relief with the hope that they can still be victorious in like manner. The victory was a surprise for them because most educated districts favor Democrats- even with President Trump, who has created a sharp division among voters in their own party.

The victory ceremony

Victorious Handel said Tuesday that she was extraordinarily humbled and honored for the overwhelming support and high responsibility bestowed on her. Handel thanked President Trump and expressed her willingness to work with the President.

Ossof had campaigned on a pledge to make Trump furious but lately refrained from taking on the President as he made an effort to attract votes from centrists. He had enlisted some prominent Democrats to campaign for him.