By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama garnered national and global attention from the U.S. Senate special election which vaulted Doug Jones into the U.S. Senate. There are a number of winners and losers from this election.
The foremost winner is of course Doug Jones himself. Jones has had a stellar legal career. He has been a U.S. Attorney, an assistant U.S. attorney, a former aide to U.S. Senator Howell Heflin (D), the successful prosecutor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers, and he is recognized as one of the foremost legal minds in the profession with a who’s who list of corporate and institutional clients. He has had a stellar career; but now he is a Democrat rock star. He walked into the heart of Trump country in the deep south and emerged victorious. Nobody among Senate Democrats can match that accomplishment and the national press attention he has received gives him far wider popular name recognition than Senators who have served longer and have more political victories.