But after being sworn in to the Senate on Wednesday, Doug Jones, the Democratic victor in that race, along with Minnesota's newly appointed senator, Tina Smith, have thrown a wrench into how the chamber will set energy policy going forward.
The balance of power in the Senate will change from 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats-to 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats. "Thank you, Alabama. You've elected a man of incredible integrity, grit, and character".
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Moore had filed a last-minute lawsuit contesting the results of the election by claiming election fraud in an effort to stop the state from making his defeat official.
Holder said he and Jones have worked together on several issues and he expects the new senator will be a "unique voice" on issues such as criminal justice reform, voting rights and national security.
Jones will occupy the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Tina Smith, who was appointed to replace Al Franken following his resignation over accusations of sexual misconduct will be sworn in on January 3, 2018.
Prior to Jones's swearing in Sewell was the lone Democrat in Alabama's congressional delegation. He thanked the vice president for allowing him to participate in Wednesday's events.
Vice President Mike Pence conducted the swearing-in ceremony for both Democrats simultaneously.
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"Based on what I saw during (Jones') campaign, the Republican leadership shouldn't be expecting him to vote with them very many times", said Jim Manley, an aide to former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
"I don't think that's an expense taxpayers should have to incur", Jones said last month.
Jones has acknowledged his precarious political position in representing a Republican state, but was optimistic about his chances when running for a full Senate term in 2020.
Jones said he was elected because he emphasized finding common ground and working across the aisle.
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Opinion polls suggested Britons remain roughly evenly divided on the subject. "My mind is actually changing on all this", he said. If it's a straight " Remain " or " Leave ", there's a risk a vote on principle will reinforce Brexit.