Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senate election Tuesday night, becoming the first Democrat to win an upper-chamber seat in the Yellowhammer State in 25 years. Jones’ triumph came as a shocker in the solidly red state, where the national Democratic Party deployed a massive turnout operation to squeeze out the diverse voters necessary to propel the former prosecutor to office.
For those waking up in Alabama on Wednesday morning, local papers had a variety of stark reactions to the state’s newest senator. Take a tour of a few front pages below — or see more via the Newseum here.
— AL.com (@aldotcom) December 13, 2017
— Meghan Gordon (@meghangordon) December 13, 2017
— EditorBobDavis (@EditorBobDavis) December 13, 2017