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Bannon: DNC's ground game boosted Jones over Moore

Bannon: DNC's ground game boosted Jones over Moore
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The Democratic Party's ground game was the deciding factor in the election of Doug Jones to the Senate, former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said Wednesday.

Speaking on "Breitbart News Daily" on SiriusXM, Bannon sought to explain the loss of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Alabama he endorsed and campaigned for.

Bannon said Moore was out-organized by Jones and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

"I mean, one thing you gotta give a hats-off to. The DNC came in here, slipped in here underneath the radar and did an amazing job of organizing. What’s my favorite word? Ground game. Nice ground game," Bannon told Breitbart's editor-in-chief Alex Marlow.

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"Hey. You gotta give the devil its due," he said.

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Bannon's support for Moore was unwavering after The Washington Post published allegations from multiple women who said Moore pursued them for sexual relationships when they were teenagers.

The former Trump aide chalked up Moore's loss Tuesday to his campaign being "outworked" by Democrats.

"I tell people every day — there’s no magic wand, you’re going to have to outwork people. If you get outworked, you’re going to lose. And, I gotta tell ya, their ability to get out votes, that’s what it comes down to," Bannon said.

Jones won Tuesday's election by just shy of 21,000 votes, about 1.5 percent of the vote. He is expected to be seated in the Senate next year.