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>> Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a stunning upset in Tuesday's Alabama Senate race, becoming the first member of his party to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.>>
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>> Polls had once shown Moore, a Christian conservative, far ahead of Jones, but they tightened amid the allegations, and Moore's path to the former Senate seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions had looked less assured.
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The women said he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his thirties. Reuters has not independently confirmed the accusations.>> I have always believed that the people of Alabama have more in common than that divide us.>>
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In recent weeks, President Donald Trump and the national party threw their full support behind Moore, but it wasn't enough. A former U.S attorney, Jones prosecuted KKK members for crimes they committed during the Civil Rights era, a fact analysts said might have motivated African American voters to turn out on his behalf.
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>> Tonight is a night for rejoicing, because as Dr. King said, as Dr.King liked to quote, the moral arc of the universe is long but it bends towards justice.>> Jones' addition to the Senate reduces to the GOP majority, giving them 51 votes to 49, meaning a tougher road ahead for Trump's agenda and much-needed momentum for the Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterms.