On Tuesday, outgoing Arizona Senator Jeff Flake crossed party lines to donate to Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger in the Alabama Senate race, Doug Jones. Flake posted a picture of the $100 check on Twitter with the caption “Country over Party.” The donation by a sitting Republican Senator to a Democrat vying to take a Republican seat in a Dec. 12th special election caused, as you can imagine, quite a stir online.
The two candidates reactions—or their public Twitter reactions—were themselves quite telling about the state-of-play in the race and each side’s mood.
Judge Roy Moore, as you might have expected, took the God-like road and initiated the end of days Democrat-might-win-in-Alabama fundraising protocol.
Long shot Democrat Doug Jones gave a more earnest I’m-just-happy-to-be-here response: “Thanks.”
Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse gave a very Ben Sasse response. That is, the words sound pretty good going into your ears, but once they hit your brain, it’s like, what?
Quite a rousing call from the Nebraska Senator… to do nothing at all.