Jones Victory in Alabama's Senate Race: Pause in that Sigh of Relief

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Though we wouldn’t know it from mainstream media coverage, the sigh of relief many progressives will breathe at Moore’s defeat should be tempered with the knowledge that Jones will likely not be a reliable ally on issues on which the Democrats should all be expected to fight the GOP and Trump. An exit poll of voter opinions showed over 40% of Alabama voters, Democrats and Republicans alike, gave an unfavorable rating to both parties.

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About Author
LOIS WEINER writes widely on education and labor and is the author of The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice (Haymarket Books, 2012). She is a member of the  New Politics editorial board and a co-editor of the print issue.

 

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