Charles Barkley: Alabama Election Is A 'Wake Up Call' For Democrats

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:27am
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:11am

Former Phoenix Suns player and Alabama native Charles Barkley campaigned for Democrat Doug Jones in the final days of that state’s special Senate election.

Despite the win for Democrats, Barkley said, "They’ve taken the black vote and the poor vote for granted for a long time."

And he said Democrats need to do more for the people who vote for them.

"They’ve always had our votes, and they’ve abused our votes, and this is a wake up call," Barkley said. "We’ve got it in a great position now."

It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama.

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