| Matt Whitlock

Alexa, play “Bad Day by Daniel Powter”

After months of very public, “relentless but thoughtful” overtures, including inviting her to deliver the high-profile Democrat response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams has turned Chuck Schumer down and decided against running for the United States Senate in Georgia.

Just hours later, the Democrat leader received more bad news as his second choice to run for the Senate in Iowa (after former Governor Tom Vilsack–who also said no) opted against challenging increasingly popular Senator Joni Ernst.

Now Democrats will be stuck recruiting a third-tier candidate in Iowa.

Reporters went so far as to ask Senator Schumer if he took these rejections personally or was embarrassed. He declined to answer.

Go home, kick up your feet, and enjoy some Bad Day, by Daniel Powter.