The Republicans see silver lining in Doug Jones victory in Alabama

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The Republicans lost a reliable Senate seat on Tuesday and looked to reduce their slim majority, by – are but some in the party, breathing a sigh of relief in the Wake of Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama.

The silver lining playbook: the GOP is a less Republican in the Senate for at least three years, but at least you avoid the potential long-term damage caused by the GOP nominee Roy Moore ‘ s presence in Washington.

“From a political perspective, I don’t think the long term pain would be worth the short term gain of a seat politically,” said Ed Gillespie, a longtime Republican operative, who was defeated in last month, the election for Governor in Virginia.

With the notable exception of President Trump will notice, most of the top Republicans in Washington abandoned Moore after allegations of past sexual relationships with young women have emerged in the last few weeks.


Many have argued that the Democrats had tried to latch Moore and his inflammatory comments to Republican candidates in the year 2018, the manner in which Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments have been used to violate other conservative candidates in 2012.

“If you think that Roy Moore wins, and a plus for the Republicans, they are naive, because he said, on the ballot in every race in the year 2018, whether you like him or not,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

A Moore victory would also have encouraged others, hard-right candidates, including those supported by former trump adviser Steve Bannon, who is a carrier of Challenger to the Republican incumbent.

“This is a brutal reminder that the candidate-quality questions, regardless of where executed,” said Senate Leadership Fund President and CEO Steven Law, backed another Republican candidate against Moore, and has sparred with Bannon.

Roy Moore has refused to admit, say supporters on Tuesday that if the “vote is this close…it’s over,” and said she should explore, tell options.

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These Republicans, Moore’s defeat also means you can support other Republicans for the seat in the next Alabama election.

Because he fills the rest of the justice Minister, Jeff Sessions, ” term, Jones will not serve a full term of six years. The seat will be up for re-election again in the year 2020, and the Republicans believe they can take it again.

“The people in Alabama are great, and the Republicans still have a recording of this place in a very short period of time,” Trump tweeted Tuesday, after the results came in.

For all the talk of Republicans losing a seat in the Moore, perhaps, is a reliable vote for Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to fall who had called to him out of the race.

“Doug Jones is a dead man walking in 2020, unless he works with the Republican.’

– Republican Ron Meyer

Jones continued to set liberal positions on many issues, but it can also be inclined to work with Republicans on certain issues, as he considers running for re-election in his conservative state.

“Doug Jones is a dead man walking in 2020, unless he works with the Republicans,” Republican commentator Ron Meyer said Wednesday on Fox News.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jones 48.4 percent won with 49.9 percent to Moore’s.

Moore has refused to admit, say supporters on Tuesday that if the “vote is this close … it’s over,” and say they researched and tell options.

Other Republicans, though, already accepted the result. In a tweet, Trump congratulated Jones on his “hard-won victory.”

The state party has not advised that you secure a recount effort.

“We are deeply disappointed by the extremely close U.S. Senate election results, with our candidate judge Roy Moore, we respect the voting procedures, the us, our founding fathers,” Alabama Republican y Chairman Terry Lathan said.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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