It looks like Alabama’s newly elected Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is hoping expand Alabama’s Democratic presence in Washington come January. Earlier this month, he made donations through his leadership PAC to all of the Democratic candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives that are hoping to oust incumbent Republicans.
The donations came through his leadership PAC, the Seeking Justice Committee, on Oct. 12:
- 1st District: $2,500 to Robert Kennedy Jr. who is challenging Rep. Bradley Byrne
- 2nd District: $2,500 to Tabitha Isner who is challenging Rep. Martha Roby
- 3rd District $2,500 to Mallory Hagan who is challenging Rep. Mike Rogers
- 4th District $2,500 to Lee Auman who is challenging Rep. Robert Aderholt
- 5th District $2,500 to Peter Joffrion who is challenging Rep. Mo Brooks
- 6th District $2,500 to Danner Kline who is challenging Rep. Gary Palmer
“Our candidates are going to have to go it alone, just like I did,” Jones said in August. “We need to have a party. We don’t have a party. There is no social media. There’s no outreach. There’s no get out the vote effort. There’s no organization. There’s no field. And the vote today was simply to keep that.”
Whether Jones’ donations will make a difference in Alabama’s races where Republicans are expected to overwhelmingly win remains to be seen.
The general election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6.