It’s a new day in Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones is projected to win Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama which comes as a huge blow to the republican party.. This has been 25 years in the making!
According to The Hill:
Jones’s victory over Roy Moore comes after fellow Republicans abandoned the winner of their primary after multiple allegations surfaced that he had sexual relationships with underage girls when he was in his 30s.
The upset win by Jones means the GOP will have just a 51-49 edge in the Senate for the next year, and will doubtlessly have Republicans worried about next fall’s midterms.
At the same time, the Jones victory may be somewhat of a relief to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and his fellow Republicans, who turned against Moore in droves after the allegations against him became public.
Republicans were worried that Moore’s election could damage the party’s image, and be used against GOP candidates next fall.