Political Junkie: All Eyes On Alabama Senate Race Cody Drabble Monday, December 11, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Supporters stand outside encouraging for people to vote after Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones spoke at a campaign rally Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.Brynn Anderson / AP Photo The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. This week he previews the Alabama Senate race and recent shakeups in Congress over harassment allegations.