‘Bama Blue

Doug Jones has beat Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election.

 

The margin was pretty tight, but Democrat Doug Jones picked off the open senate seat in Alabama, a stunning victory in a deeply red conservative state. Jones bested Republican Roy Moore in a state where GOP politics have dominated for decades. During the campaign, Moore was hit with claims of sexual misconduct from a number of women dating back to his thirties, when some of the accusers were teenagers, charges he denied. He was hardly the choice of establishment republicans, but he was eventually backed by the President. The election results will not be certified by the state before Christmas. But, Democrats have narrowed the Republican majority in the Senate to just on