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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 12:52 PM

Doug Jones is the Senate's most vulnerable incumbent. But he doesn't seem to care.

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Donald Trump is beloved in Alabama: It’s the state that hosted his first major political rally as a presidential candidate, then voted for him by a nearly 30-point margin.

But the state’s freshman Democratic senator, Doug Jones, couldn’t seem to care less. Easily the most vulnerable Senate incumbent on the ballot next year, Jones is talking and voting as if he’s totally unburdened by the fact he represents one of the most conservative states in the nation.

Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court? Jones said Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford was "credible and courageous" and voted against the judge. The president’s border wall? Jones is “happy to defend” voting against Trump's national emergency using military funds to build it. As for impeachment? The senator is plainly troubled by the president’s conduct and sounds open to the possibility of voting to oust him.

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“It is hard to argue that the president is doing anything at this point other than leveraging his office as the commander in chief of the greatest nation on earth with a lesser country to try to extract a promise from them to do something that’s going to help his political campaign,” Jones told POLITICO in an interview, when asked about Democrats’ ongoing impeachment investigation.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/23/doug-jones-democrat-alabama-trump-055034

Great article. I think he's realistic and knows he's likely going to lose, so that's why he doesn't bother moving to the right.

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Reply Doug Jones is the Senate's most vulnerable incumbent. But he doesn't seem to care. (Original post)
Polybius Oct 2019 OP
gratuitous Oct 2019 #1
Dragonfly64 Oct 2019 #2
Indykatie Oct 2019 #3
Polybius Oct 2019 #4
maxsolomon Oct 2019 #5
Turin_C3PO Oct 2019 #10
Alea Oct 2019 #6
Polybius Oct 2019 #7
former9thward Oct 2019 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #9

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:18 PM

1. As the saying goes

Might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb. But how knows? Maybe enough Alabamians have become sick of this never-ending spectacle in Washington, and figure that it's time for a change. Might as well present them with a distinguishable alternative than a pale imitation.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:42 PM

2. He's my senator

and I called his office today to suggest that if Bradley Byrne wins the republican primary for his seat next year that he should be sure to use Byrne's involvement in today's SCIF stunt against him.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. Jones Seems to Be The Rare Politician That Won't "Play Politics" To Help Him Win.

He's clearly a man of strong character who has taken up positions and causes that are not popular in Alabama. I'm sure there will be opportunities for him in a Dem administration when we win the WH.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. Maybe Attorney General

He certainly has the experience.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:12 PM

5. when you ain't got nothin', you got nothin' to lose.

a Democratic Senator from Alabama is a one-time aberration.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:17 PM

10. Depends if Roy Moore gets the Repub nomination or not.

Jones can beat Moore again, IMO.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:32 PM

6. He'll get my vote again but it probably won't help much

It was a rare turn of events that got Doug elected last time. Repubs usually do a better job hiding their pedo's like roy moore and won't make the same mistake again.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:13 PM

7. Maybe Roy Moore will get that nomination

That'll help Jones a lot.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:33 PM

8. He has been very wary of impeachment.

The OP is ignoring that.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:12 PM

9. maybe Jones remembers who voted him in

Roy Moore's base did not vote for Jones.

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