Michael Finnegan

Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat, but Roy Moore won't concede

Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat, but Roy Moore won't concede

Democrat Doug Jones, who started the Alabama race for U.S. Senate as a massive underdog, swept to victory Tuesday night in a repudiation of scandal-stained Roy Moore. The upset also dealt a serious blow to President Trump.

The narrow victory slices the GOP’s already-thin margin in the Senate to a single seat, complicating the party’s legislative push and giving Democrats a major boost heading into the 2018 campaign, when control of Congress will be at stake.

The win — which Moore refused to acknowledge — marked the first time a Democrat has captured a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in a quarter of a century.

More broadly, it signaled the limits of the nation’s political...

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