Doug Jones recently became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a Senate seat in which state?
– New York
Answer: In 2017, Doug Jones was catapulted into the national spotlight upon campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Given little chance to win in deep-red Alabama, Jones was helped by accusations of improper behavior against his opponent, Roy Moore, and pulled off the upset victory in a special election held on December 12, 2017. Jones became the first Alabama Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in 25 years, a victory that shaved the already slim Republican majority in the chamber to 51-49.
Alabama is a southeastern U.S. state that’s home to significant landmarks from the American Civil Rights Movement. The city of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, now a museum, was a protest headquarters in the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church and the Rosa Parks Museum, dedicated to the activist, can be found in the capital of Montgomery.