Jones celebrates wedding anniversary in victory speech

Doug Jones declared victory Tuesday night in the Alabama special Senate election, noting the day of the election fell on the same day as his wedding anniversary.

"I have said throughout this campaign that I thought Dec. 12 was going to be a historic day," Jones told supporters.

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"But I want to tell you, and you know where I’m headed. Dec. 12 has always been a historic day for the Jones family. This is my and Louise's 25th wedding anniversary. I could not have done this without her," he continued.

The Associated Press called the race for Jones over Republican Roy Moore shortly before 10:30 p.m. EST

Jones took the stage just before 11 p.m., and thanked his family, staff and supporters.

Jones’s victory is considered a significant upset, as Alabama has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years.