Republican elite — not Trump’s base — lost the Alabama race

Here we go again. In the aftermath of Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama on Tuesday night, the same familiar faces on television are coming to the same familiar, yet inaccurate conclusions about the latest Republican debacle. The sun rises in the morning. President Trumptweets. And pundits and political strategists get it wrong.

So let’s talk about the real takeaways from the Alabama Senate race.

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