On Sunday, U.S. Senator Doug Jones kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally of five hundred people in Birmingham. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan questioned Jones’ commitment to representing the majority of Alabamians.
“Senator Doug Jones claims to be for ‘One Alabama’ but during his short tenure he’s proven the only one he’s listening to is himself,” Lathan said. “Time and again he keeps ignoring the will of the majority of Alabamians – who overwhelmingly support President Trump and the administration’s agenda – by defiantly voting NO on the President’s nominees and policies.”
Lathan listed a number of examples.
July 9, 2019 Jones voted NO on the nomination of Daniel Bress to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
May 1, 2019 Jones coted NO on the nomination of Alabama Solicitor General Andrew Brasher to the U.S. District Court.
On April 11, 2019 Jones voted NO President Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary.
March 14, 2019 he voted NO on the President’s Emergency Declaration funding the border wall with Mexico.
February 28, 2019 he voted NO on Andrew Wheeler as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
On January 24, 2019 he voted NO to end the government shutdown.
January 17, 2019 – Voted NO on banning the use of federal funds for abortions.
October 6, 2018 Jones voted NO on Brett Kavanaugh as U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
May 17, 2018 he voted NO on Gina Haspel for C.I.A. Director.
On February 15, 2018 he voted NO on the White House immigration proposal.
On January 29, 2018 Jones voted NO on banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“Senator Jones should rename his motto ‘One and Done for Alabama’,” Lathan said. “We are* confident the voters of our great state will reset this seat with a Republican on November 3, 2020.”
The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) is already focusing on defeating Jones in 2020.
Sunday NRSC spokesman Nathan Brand said, “Anti-Trump Democrat Doug Jones puts the interests of the most liberal and socialist members of his party ahead of his constituents. Rather than standing for the principles and priorities of Alabama families, Jones has pledged his support to the extreme candidates in his party running for president.”
The NRSC has already purchased two billboards attacking Jones and announced on Sunday that they have a truck with defeat Jones messaging on the sides that will begin touring the state of Alabama.
The major party primary is on March 3. At present Jones does not have a Democratic opponent, but there are six Republicans who have already announced plans to run for the Republican Senate nomination.