Alabama senator-elect Doug Jones says his victory over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election marks a moment for national unity.
“I have always believed that the people of Alabama have more in common than divides us,” Moore tells supporters at his campaign victory rally. “We have shown the country the way that we can be.”
Jones, an attorney and former federal prosecutor, says he is “overwhelmed” by his upset win over Moore, who faced multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment.
“At the end of the day, this entire race has been about dignity and respect,” Jones says.
Jones says his campaign was about “finding common ground,” and is encouraging lawmakers in Washington to work together to fund the children’s health insurance program before he is seated.
As of 12:13 a.m. Wednesday, Moore had not conceded.
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