LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez released the following statement on Doug Jones’ victory in the 2017 Alabama Senate race:
“Let it be known throughout the country that the American public sees through the divisive, hateful, and regressive tactics of the GOP! The fact that Alabama, easily one of the most conservative states in the United States has chosen to elect a Democrat to represent them in the U.S. Senate has major implications on elections going forward, including the 2018 midterms.
“For too long we were becoming increasingly concerned that ethics and morality no longer mattered to the people. To say that at some point in American history Alabama nearly elected an alleged sexual predator to the Senate will be disappointing to historians, but the fact that he ultimately lost to Doug Jones will be a huge saving grace.
“Doug Jones is a fantastic man who will represent the people of Alabama and the United States well. We have the utmost faith in him and the people of Alabama. We look forward to working with them and our Senate representatives in the future.
“It looks like the rest of the country is putting their blue shades back on.”