8. Meet Doug Jones
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Doug Jones is an attorney and the Democratic nominee for Senate in Alabama. This is his first run for office.
Platform: He supports leaving the Affordable Care Act as is, overhauling the criminal justice system, investing in education, raising the minimum wage and strong civil rights protections.
Supporters: Barack Obama, Democratic National Committee, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake
- He was nominated to U.S. district attorney in 1997.
- Jones most famously and successfully prosecuted two KKK members for their role in the Birmingham church bombing in 1963. This has won him almost 90% of black voters in Alabama, according to the Washington Post.