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Democrats Want Doug Jones in the Senate Now. Here’s Why That’s Not Going to Happen: Democrats won big with Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama Tuesday. Now, they are fighting to have him seated as soon as possible.

The push to swear in Jones quickly comes as Democrats aim to derail the Republican tax overhaul currently in its final stages before a vote on Capitol Hill. The Republican majority in the Senate will slim to 51-49 when Jones takes office slimming the wiggle room Republicans have for defections.

Democrats say recent history is on their side. In 2010, Republican Scott Brown won a special election for a Senate seat in the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts. Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with the support of President Obama and other Democratic senators, delayed a vote on the Affordable Care Act until Brown took office.

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Democrats Want Doug Jones in the Senate Now. Here’s Why That’s Not Going to Happen: Democrats won big with Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama Tuesday. Now, they are fighting to have him seated as soon as possible.The push to swear in Jones quickly comes as Democrats aim to derail the Republican tax overhaul currently in its final stages before a vote on Capitol Hill. The Republican majority in the Senate will slim to 51-49 when Jones takes office slimming the wiggle room Republicans have for defections.Democrats say recent history is on their side. In 2010, Republican Scott Brown won a special election for a Senate seat in the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts. Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with the support of President Obama and other Democratic senators, delayed a vote on the Affordable Care Act until Brown took office.Democrats Want Doug Jones in the Senate Now. Here’s Why That’s Not Going to Happen: Democrats won big with Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama Tuesday. Now, they are fighting to have him seated as soon as possible.The push to swear in Jones quickly comes as Democrats aim to derail the Republican tax overhaul currently in its final stages before a vote on Capitol Hill. The Republican majority in the Senate will slim to 51-49 when Jones takes office slimming the wiggle room Republicans have for defections.