Spicer on GA-6: Democrats Lost And The Reaction Has Been "They Almost Won"; Threw Away $8.3 Million

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer addresses the special election in Georgia at Wednesday's White House briefing.

"The Democrats went all-in on this race and spent over $8.3 million. They said on the record that their goal was to win this race. They lost and the reaction has somewhat been you know, that they almost won. No, they lost. They made it very clear what their goal was in this race. They spent $8.3 million and threw everything including the kitchen sink into it and lost," Spicer said.

HALLIE JACKSON, MSNBC: Two topics. I want to ask about GA. Two quick ones on that. Is the president planning to campaign for the republican challenger there? Will he go to Georgia to get out the vote if needed?

SEAN SPICER: I think the president will make sure he does everything he can to maintain majorities and further the party. We'll see if we're needed.

JACKSON: Is he committing too much political capital on a race the republicans should be winning easily?

SPICER: It's interesting. I thought some of the coverage was intriguing as I watched it. The Democrats went all-in on this race and spent over $8.3 million. They said on the record that their goal was to win this race. They lost and the reaction has somewhat been you know, that they almost won. No, they lost. They made it very clear what their goal was in this race. They spent $8.3 million and threw everything including the kitchen sink into it and lost.

JACKSON: But there is still two months left though, right?

SPICER: Not in terms of what their stated goal was. They said their goal last night was to win the race with over 50%. They spent $8.3 million. They didn't run for a runoff. They ran to win last night and they lost. Anything short of describing that as a loss is sort of inconceivable to me in the sense that's what they said their goal was to do. They said we want to win Tuesday night with over 50%. They came up short of their goal. They put all the money they had in there, all their firepower and came up short. So it's a loss.

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