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Trump congratulates Democrat Jones on ‘hard fought’ Alabama win

Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday. (AP)
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated the Democrat Doug Jones on his victory in Alabama’s Senate race, an upset result seen as a bitter blow to the Republican leader.
“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory,” tweeted the US president, who had strongly backed Jones’ scandal-hit opponent Roy Moore despite allegations of sexual misconduct by the Republican former judge.
“A win is a win,” Trump added. “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!“