Jan 23, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Alabama House votes to end Senate special elections

Doug Jones.

Newly-elected Sen. Doug Jones. Photo: Mark Wallheiser / Getty Images

The Alabama House voted 67-31 to end special elections for U.S. Senate appointments, per the Montgomery Advertiser's Brian Lyman.

Why it matters: Democrat Doug Jones was elected to the Senate in a special election, rocking a deep red state. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Steve Clouse, said it was meant to save the state money as last year's election cost $11 million. The bill now advances to the Alabama Senate.

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