Nebraska Democratic Party officers’ statements on Doug Jones winning the Senate Race in Alabama

Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb and Associate Chair Frank LaMere, have released the following statements in response to the victory in Alabama.

“Tonight’s big win for Democrat Doug Jones shows our party must invest in our base—African Americans, Latinos, women and young people—while reaching out to targeted Republicans who stand with American values. Donald Trump and his supporters, like Don Bacon and Deb Fischer, have done real damage to our country and the people are pushing back.” -Chair Jane Kleeb

“In my eyes Doug Jones moved tonight from a civil rights hero to a civil rights icon!  Who can disagree with that?  His win represents the repudiation of the ‘fake patriotism’ of Donald Trump and the hope that fair minded Alabama voters gave to all Americans! I am a good Democrat and a good Nebraskan but there is nowhere I would rather tonight than in Birmingham! The first deeply red state has fallen under the Trump Administration!  Who is next?” -Associate Chair Frank LaMere     

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