Moore's Defeat Underscores Reasons Democrats Can Feel Hopeful

Democrats are ending the year on a political high note. They are buoyed by Doug Jones' stunning upset victory in the Alabama Senate race, an array of successes in November's off-year elections and signs that the party apparatus is making progress in overcoming the 2016 divisions about the fairness of their nominating process.Jones' victory improves the Democrats' long-shot hopes of regaining control of the Senate next year by reducing the current Republican margin to 51-49. And though it saves the Republicans from being saddled with a Sen. Roy Moore, the controversial state judge's defeat was a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, who campaigned strongly for him in the campaign's closing week after opposing him in an earlier GOP primary.  Continue reading...

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