Clinton celebrates Jones's victory: 'Onward!'

Clinton celebrates Jones's victory: 'Onward!'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMueller recommends Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points Cuomo fires back at Trump: 'America is great because it rejects your hate-filled agenda' MORE celebrated the victory of Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones (D) on Tuesday, calling for Democrats to “compete everywhere.”

“Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who'll make them proud,” Clinton tweeted. “And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can -- and must -- compete everywhere. Onward!” 

Clinton later declared “Elections matter,” specifically noting Jones’s plea for Congress to authorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Clinton, last week, took to Twitter to rail against Republicans for passing tax cuts while the CHIP's authorization has expired.

The authorization for CHIP, which covers 9 million children, expired Sept. 30, but no states have run out of money. Some have begun sending out notices, however, indicating they may soon run out.

During his victory speech, Jones called on Congress to "go ahead and fund that CHIP program before I get there."

Jones’s stunning victory, called by multiple media outlets, follows a closely watched campaign to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies Hill.TV poll: 41 percent of Americans want Mueller to wrap up probe before midterms The Hill's Morning Report: Dems have a majority in the Senate (this week) MORE.

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Jones’s Republican opponent, Roy Moore, was accused of sexual misconduct last month by multiple women, including one woman who says Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was in his 30s.

Moore denied the allegations, but faced calls to drop out of the race from top Republicans.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to distract from negative stories: report Trump tried to dissuade Melania from 'Be Best' anti-bullying campaign: report MORE threw his support behind Moore, however, urging his followers on Twitter to vote for Moore and holding a campaign rally near the Alabama border in support of Moore.

Jones’s victory tightens Republicans’ margin in the Senate, giving them a 51-49 advantage over Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections.