Doug Jones (D-AL) for Senate
Doug Jones is running for Senate in Alabama’s December 12 special election to fill the seat formerly held by Senator Jeff Sessions, who is now the U.S. Attorney General.
Doug was born into a blue-collar family in Fairfield, Alabama. Doug attended law school before joining the staff of late U.S. Senator Howell Heflin. He went on to serve as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Birmingham and later entered private practice. In 1997, Doug was nominated by a Democratic President and confirmed by a Republican Senate to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. As U.S. Attorney, Doug led the successful prosecution of two of the Klu Klux Klan members responsible for the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963 that killed four African-American girls.
Doug’s opponent – Roy Moore – is one of the most unfit candidates for office in recent memory. He was recently accused by numerous women of sexual abuse and misconduct when the women were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s. Moore was previously removed from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court twice for refusing to follow the law regarding separation of church and state, and marriage equality. From his repeated ethics violations, to pocketing over $1 million for himself from a religious charity he ran, to a long list of divisive, hateful, and racist comments that are in the public record – Moore would be an embarrassment not only the people of Alabama, but the entire country.
The Cook Political Report and Nathan Gonzales writing in Roll Call have called the race a “Toss Up,” and Real Clear Politics’ polling average shows a narrow 0.2% lead for Doug.
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Doug Jones for Senate
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Council for a Livable World
820 1st St. NE Suite LL-180
Washington, D.C. 20002