Trump congratulates Doug Jones on winning Senate race

Trump congratulates Doug Jones on winning Senate race
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos MORE congratulated Democrat Doug Jones for winning the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night.

“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!” Trump tweeted.

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Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a close election for the open seat, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992.

The result was a major blow for Trump, who backed Moore despite a series of allegations that the former judge had sexual relationships with underage girls when he was in his 30s.