By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
Democrats are elated, Birmingham’s big mules are relieved and the once dominant Alabama Republican Party — whether they will admit it or not — is in trouble. From solid red counties to African-American communities financially handicapped by white Republican leaders, the U.S. Senate race showed that a few committed individuals could change Alabama’s political landscape, at least for now.
As several longtime political operatives confided to the Alabama Political Reporter, “It took the Washington Post to set-up Roy Moore, but it was the Republican leadership who brought him down.”