(WSFA) - Tuesday, Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama since Richard Shelby in 1992. Jones defeated his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, in Alabama's special Senate election.
Before making his victory speech, Doug Jones thanked his supporters on Twitter:
Almost immediately after Jones was declared the winner, leaders like President Donald Trump and others also took to Twitter:
The Alabama GOP's Terry Lathan issued this statement:
The Alabama Democratic Party's Nancy Worley issued this statement:
Doug Jones sent out one final tweet thanking his supporters.
The day after the election, others continued reacting to the news.
Alabama Senator Luther Strange reacted: