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Why Democrats Can Win In 2018—Even In Blood-Red Alabama

The GOP is now divided between the right wing and the really right wing.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore talks to constituents before a Republican Senate candidate forum in Pelham, Alabama, on August 4.
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Though his name may sound like that of a comic book villain, Senator Luther Strange is a pretty normal Republican—at least by Alabama standards. Since former Governor Robert Bentley appointed him to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate in February, Strange has voted along conservative lines, backing the repeal of Obamacare, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and so on. So it’s no surprise that Strange, a former energy lobbyist and state attorney general, has earned the support of GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.

But these days, nothing is predictable with the

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