WBHM Politics: The U.S. Senate Election
The eyes of the political world are on Alabama as we look toward Tuesday’s special election for U.S. Senate. Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are vying for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It’s a race that’s had plenty of intrigue from the beginning. But that rose exponentially after allegations Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore has vehemently denied the accusations.
We talk about the race, voters reactions and what a Senator Moore or Senator Jones might look like with Jacksonville State University political science professor Lori Owens, Samford University political science professor Marissa Grayson and WBHM local government reporter Sherrel Wheeler Stewart.
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