Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama US Senate special election contest for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s vacated seat, defeating Republican Roy Moore. His win just vastly improved Democrats’ chances of retaking the Senate in 2018.
This election drew national attention in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. In November, the Washington Post published allegations about Moore from four women, including Leigh Corfman, who said that in 1979, Moore had initiated two sexually inappropriate encounters with her when she was just 14 and he was 32. Other accusers have since come forward.