Former US Attorney Doug Jones, a Democrat who made his mark when he prosecuted the Klansmen responsible for bombing a Birmingham church and killing four young African-American girls, won another significant victory in Alabama yesterday. Jones defeated Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice who had been removed twice from the bench for refusing to obey federal court orders with which he disagreed, for a seat in the US Senate.read more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the day before voters cast their votes in Alabama’s roller-coaster Senate special election, Democrat Doug Jones is enlisting last-minute help from former President Barack Obama, while Republican Roy Moore is expected to emerge from hiding at a final-hour rally with Steve Bannon.
With all eyes on the special election in Alabama, it’s easy to overlook five 2018 US Senate races in the South, each one of which may be competitive, either in a primary or the General Election. Here’s a brief look at upcoming US Senate contests in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
NASHVILLE, TN — After affirming that she is “not going anywhere” amid rumors that she is about to step down from her position, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos warned the 1,200 education stakeholders attending Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education in Nashville, Tenn. last week that America is “still a nation at risk.”
Tuesday was runoff day in Atlanta and a host of other municipalities and counties around Georgia. Roswell elected their third mayor since 1967. Georgia Senate District 6 chose a replacement for Republican governor candidate Hunter Hill. There were four legislative seats up total, two in the senate and two in the house.
The lead in Alabama’s tumultuous special election to fill a Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions has gone back and forth. At this point, embattled former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore has the lead in voter surveys, but not a decisive one. Most prognosticators, including Southern Political Report, call it a toss-up.
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