Three take-aways stand out from the election of Doug Jones (D) in Alabama’s special election last week. First, the huge boost in black turnout. Second, the sharp decline in Republican votes in white suburbs. And third, what the result may mean for the 2018 elections.read more
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has finally thrown down the gauntlet and is saying no — at least for now.
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.
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.”
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