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Ken Rudin, the Political JunkieKen Rudin has a problem: he is hooked on politics. The political junkie regularly joins The State of Things for Friday discussions about the political world in North Carolina. Ken’s experience spans three decades of political coverage, most recently at NPR.From the latest congressional news to behind-the-scenes views on the campaign trail, Ken offers political insight, historical analysis and trivia. More information, including his weekly scuttlebutton puzzle, can be found at his website.

The Political Junkie Talks GOP Tax Plan and Doug Jones Win

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.

Democrat Doug Jones won the red state of Alabama in his senate race against Republican Roy Moore this week.

Moore faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Now both Democrats and Republicans are exploring the implications of the win, including what it means for the divide between Steve Bannon-camp Republicans and Republicans aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the Democrats’ success in Alabama and the Republicans’ compromise on the tax plan that is set to land on President Trump’s desk by Christmas.

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