EXCLUSIVE: Donna Brazile Reacts to Alabama Race

By Jackson Richman

Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile said that in light of Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones’s victory over Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama on Tuesday, the Democrats “have learned from their own mistakes.”

In an exclusive with The National Discourse, Brazille remarked that the upset should put President Donald Trump on notice. “Doug Jones went up against a candidate who has won statewide before,” she said. “This victory belongs to the people of Alabama who came out in record numbers to send a message to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.”

Brazille added, “Democrats learned from their own mistakes. You have to compete everywhere. The days of cherry picking states and candidates are over.”

Brazille’s statement contrasts with what she said shortly before the Alabama election with the Louisiana political blogThe Bayou Brief. “No one can predict a race like this in Alabama, because we don’t have any recent data other than the presidential where Donald Trump, as you know, carried the state by a substantial margin,” she said. “But Donald Trump didn’t compete with anyone. The Democrats didn’t play.”

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