Richard Shelby

Roy Moore lost Alabama, but don't pop the champagne yet, Democrats

Roy Moore lost Alabama, but don't pop the champagne yet, Democrats

All the headlines about Doug Jones historic victory over Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election for Senate — and especially the ones calling it a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump — have got to put a spring in Democrats’ steps as they look ahead toward next year’s midterm elections. To take back the Senate next year, Democrats had to win all the races that were likely to be competitive and pick up at least one long shot. Now they can cross “long shot” off that list. Meanwhile, unexpectedly high turnout among groups that tend to vote Democratic builds the case for a wave election. That African Americans made up a higher percentage of the electorate and broke more strongly...

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