Alabama ultra-rightists want state GOP leaders to censure Sen. Shelby for not backing Roy Moore
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His record may not look that way to most Democrats, but by Alabama standards, Sen. Richard Shelby is a classic centrist. Elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat in 1986, and re-elected in 1992, he switched to the Republican Party after the landslide of 1994 gave the GOP control of the House of Representatives (for the first time in 42 years), and of the Senate. He’s had no trouble getting elected ever since, most recently, age 82, adding another term to his incumbency in 2016, winning 64...

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