Doug Jones joining CNN as political commentator

Doug Jones joining CNN as political commentator
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Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) announced on Friday that he will be joining CNN as a political commentator.

Very excited to be joining the @CNN team as a political commentator,” Jones tweeted. “Tune in this afternoon at 4ET for my 'official' debut on @TheLeadCNN with @jaketapper.”

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The Democrat lost his reelection bid for Senate in Alabama back in November to Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville. Democrats obtained a majority in the Senate despite Jones's loss. 

Jones ran for Senate in 2017 in a special election after Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE (R-Ala.) stepped down from the position to become the U.S. attorney general. Jones went up against Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MoorePress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Roy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen Shelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race MORE in a deep-red state but was able to defeat him after sexual assault allegations came out against Moore. 

Jones previously called for President BidenJoe BidenCDC working to tighten testing requirement for international travelers On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Manchin seeks 'adjustments' to spending plan MORE’s Justice Department to investigate those who spoke at the pro-Trump rally that occurred before the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Jones has argued some of the speakers' words incited the crowd to riot.