The contentious and highly publicized race for Alabama’s vacant Senate seat is finally over … and the victor is Doug Jones.
Roy Moore lost the special election for the seat left open by Jeff Sessions Tuesday night, to his Democratic opponent Jones, by a slim margin … amidst the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
As we reported … Moore rode in horseback to cast his ballot Tuesday — and the showmanship apparently didn’t pay off. It’s unclear if his spokesman’s TV appearances had any effect.
President Trump weighed in on Moore’s loss by seemingly taking the high road.
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017