A Democrat was just elected as a senator from Alabama. And it took a most flawed Senate candidate in recent memory to make it happen.
Doug Jones, making his first run for elected office, defeated former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore tonight, according to the Associated Press, breaking a decades long dry spell for Democrats in the Yellowhammer State.
Jones seemed like a long shot. A Democrat had not been elected statewide in Alabama since 1996. But after allegations surfaced about Moore’s personal conduct, Jones’ prospects looked brighter.