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Jones Win in Alabama Senate Race Could Signal a Democratic Wave in 2018

The national political landscape appears to have shifted in the wake of Tuesday’s Senate election victory by Democrat Doug Jones in Republican Alabama. Jones defeated controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore, who had the backing of President Donald Trump. In the wake of Jones’ victory, Democrats are more confident about success in next year’s congressional midterm elections, and Republicans are looking for a way to rebound. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington. … Read the referenced story here: Jones Win in Alabama Senate Race Could Signal a Democratic…

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Jones Pledges Unity After Alabama Senate Win

After a contentious election campaign, Democrat Doug Jones says he hopes Republican Roy Moore will “do the right thing” by conceding the special election for a U.S. Senate seat in the southern state of Alabama. Jones won Tuesday’s election 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent, and followed with a pledge of unity Wednesday, saying “it’s a time for healing” and “a time for reaching out.” Moore released a video message saying the final count of military and provisional ballots is not complete and that his campaign is waiting for the results…

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After big Senate loss, what’s next for firebrand Roy Moore?

AP Photo/Mike Stewart BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he’s won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics and ride off into the sunset? Probably not. Instead, he’s discussing a possible recount – a longshot at best – and depicting himself as a victim of false child molestation allegations. A Christian conservative known for never giving an inch in politics, Moore has not conceded the … Read the referenced story here: After…

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Minnesota governor set to name Franken’s Senate replacement

AP Photo/Jim Mone ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Dayton has declined to answer questions about the appointment since Franken announced his impending resignation last week following allegations of sexual misconduct. In making the appointment, Dayton was weighing a short-term replacement against pressure from top Democrats in Washington to name someone who would … Read the referenced story here: Minnesota…

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Democrat Jones Wins Alabama Senate Election

Democrat Doug Jones has won the special election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat representing the southern state of Alabama. After a contentious campaign, voters backed Jones over Republican Roy Moore. The result means that in January when Jones is sworn in, the Republican majority in the Senate will shrink to 51-49 and make it tougher for President Donald Trump to enact his agenda. Senate terms last six years, but Jones will be filling out the final three years of a term begun by Jeff Sessions before he resigned…

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Stakes High for President Trump in Alabama Senate Race

The southern state of Alabama is the center of the U.S. political universe this week as voters on Tuesday choose a senator to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become attorney general. The race pits controversial Republican Roy Moore, who is battling sexual harassment allegations, against Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor. The outcome of the race could have national implications for both political parties and for President Donald Trump.  Moore has denied several allegations of sexual misconduct when he was in his 30s involving women who were…

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Stakes High for Trump in Tuesday’s Senate Race in Alabama

The southern state of Alabama is the center of the U.S. political universe this week as voters choose a senator to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become U.S. attorney general. The outcome of the race could have national implications for both political parties and for President Donald Trump. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington. … Read the referenced story here: Stakes High for Trump in Tuesday’s Senate Race in Alabama

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