The National Republican Senatorial Committee and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner are urging Alabama Democrat Doug Jones who won the state’s special election to fill a vacant Senate seat, to vote with the GOP. Our statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland has more.
Senator Cory Gardner heads the Republican Senate’s fundraising arm and says he hopes Jones will do the right thing and truly represent Alabama by choosing to vote with the Senate Republican Majority. Alabama hasn’t elected a Democratic Senator since the early 1990s and is reliably conservative. The National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled its support for Republican Roy Moore after he was accused of pursuing teenage girls while he was in his 30s and engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with a 14 year old. Senator Gardner said the results are clear that the people of Alabama deem Moore unfit to serve.