Strange congratulates Jones on Alabama Senate win

Strange congratulates Jones on Alabama Senate win
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Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (R-Ala.) on Wednesday congratulated his replacement, Democrat Doug Jones, after Jones's stunning victory over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special Senate election. 

"The people of Alabama made their voices heard last night. I respect their decision, and I congratulate Doug Jones on a well-earned victory," Strange said in a statement. 


"Serving the people of Alabama as a twice-elected attorney general and now as a senator has been the honor of a lifetime. I am grateful to my friends, Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report Bottom Line DOJ inquiry tied to Clinton, touted by Trump winds down with no tangible results: report MORE and Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial Appropriators fume over reports of Trump plan to reprogram .2 billion for wall The Hill's Morning Report — Impeachment tug-of-war expected to end soon MORE for their strong leadership," he continued. 

"I am proud to have worked with the president to put rule-of-law judges on our courts, roll back harmful regulations, and design a plan to give tax relief to Alabama's working families." 

Strange, who was appointed to the Senate after Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated the seat to head the Justice Department, lost to Moore during the Alabama Republican Senate primary. 

Trump originally endorsed Strange in the primary but later endorsed Moore in the general election. 

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he endorsed Strange in the primary because he did not think Moore could have won the election. 



Moore has not yet conceded the race and has told his supporters "it's not over."