Ohio’s Kasich, Brown react to Alabama election

9:31 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 Politics
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says Republicans in Alabama “chose country over party,” in Tuesday’s Senate election.

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a narrow win to become the first Democrat in more than 20 years to hold a Senate seat there.

Sexual assault allegations against Moore caused many Republicans, including Kasich, to distance themselves from the GOP candidate.

“Tomorrow we must redouble our efforts to support candidates worthy of the office they seek.” Kasich tweeted.

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown tweeted that “I am grateful to the women who had the courage to come forward. Because of them and so many others like them, we are seeing meaningful change. I look forward to finding opportunities to work with Doug Jones in the Senate to support middle-class families.”

As we get more reaction, we will update this story.



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