[Marxism] Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 13 06:13:43 MST 2017


Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly
quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here,
defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal
campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation
against the Republican.

The upset delivered an unimagined victory for Democrats and shaved
Republicans’ unstable Senate majority to a single seat.

Mr. Jones’s victory could have significant consequences on the national
level, snarling Republicans’ legislative agenda in Washington and opening,
for the first time, a realistic but still difficult path for Democrats to
capture the Senate next year. It amounted to a stinging snub of President
Trump, who broke with much of his party and fully embraced Mr. Moore’s
candidacy, seeking to rally support for him in the closing days of the
campaign.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/alabama-senate-race-winner.html




More information about the Marxism mailing list