Doug Jones Now Faces the Red-State Democrat's Dilemma

Moderate Democrats Get a Boost as Doug Jones Joins the Senate

Doug Jones to be sworn into Senate seat Wednesday on family Bible

Democrat Doug Jones, who pulled off a political upset in the South in December, was sworn in Wednesday as Alabama's newest senator, narrowing the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate to 51-49.

The Jewish lawyer referenced by Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore's wife, in an attempt to fend off allegations of anti-Semitism, is an ardent supporter of now-Alabama Senator Doug Jones, the Washington Examiner reported.

Will Jones toe a conservative line, and even side with President Donald Trump at times?

A Democratic takeover of the Senate in November's elections could partially stifle the Trump administration's agenda but the party's chances are uncertain.

That should be good enough for most Democrats everywhere.

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who along with Sen.

Senator-elect Doug Jones is bucking longstanding tradition.

The groups have urged Republicans and Democrats to make it a priority this Congress.

"I'm proud to announce that we have recruited four outstanding individuals to join our team", said Jones.

"Alabama has spoken", Jones said on CNN's State of the Union soon after he won the race.

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Jones made it clear during the campaign that he was opposed to the GOP's efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, the Affordable Care Act.

"Based on what I saw during (Jones') campaign, the Republican leadership shouldn't be expecting him to vote with them very many times", said Jim Manley, an aide to former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Kaine drew a comparison between Jones's campaign and Democrat Ralph Northam's winning run for governor in Virginia. One-third of the seats in the chamber will be up for grabs and Democrats will be defending many more seats than Republicans in this round. Both Strange and Franken served on the panel, meaning that if Jones and Smith simply replaced them, committee membership would be tied.

Jones will have the opportunity to weigh in on some contentious issues, as the Senate must take up the issue of funding the government before January 19th and decide the fate of "dreamers", the children of undocumented immigrants. He defeated Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreSeth Meyers mocks Roy Moore riding a horse to vote: "Two animals not allowed in the mall" Colbert on Jones victory: 'It's a Christmas miracle!' Virginia gov on Alabama race: 'America wins.

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