[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


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