Doug Jones, the one who made his name prosecuting two former Ku Klux Klan members who bombed a black church, has victory the senate race in Alabama, being the first Democrat to win such a seat in the state for 25 years.
In doing so, the 63-year prosecutor, who was pursuing Republican Roy Moore by double digits in the polls just weeks ago, also delivered a humiliating blow to Donald Trump, who had mocked Doug and endorsed his opponent.
Alleged Child Abuser Roy Moore Loses Alabama Senate Race
It also reduces the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49, complicating Trump's efforts to push his legislative agenda.
Doug’s fortunes increased sharply after Roy’s campaign was rocked by allegations that he sexually abused and assaulted young girls and women when he was in his 30s and working as a local prosecutor.
Roy denied the allegations and dismissed them as an attempt to ruin his campaign, they appeared sufficient to either lead some Republicans to vote for Doug or else to enable the Democrat to get persuade a number of potential supporters to actually go out and cast their ballots for him.