DSCC Chairman Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on the Alabama runoff results:
“Republicans now have their nominee for the special election and the choice facing Alabama this December could not be clearer. Voters can’t look past Roy Moore’s fringe beliefs, habit of putting himself first and his dishonesty. Even Republicans have said Moore is unfit to serve and spent millions to keep him out of office. Doug Jones is a man of character and integrity, who is unafraid to stand up for what’s right and has a proven record of independence that will serve Alabama families in the U.S. Senate.
“The Republican runoff has already cast a long shadow on GOP Senate prospects across the map – compelling one incumbent to retire rather than face a primary battle like the one that unfolded in Alabama. The divisions witnessed in the last few weeks will continue to play out in primaries throughout the midterms.”