Senator-elect Doug Jones speaks after historic win

Senator-elect Doug Jones speaks after historic win

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WSFA) - Senator-elect Doug Jones addressed the media Wednesday after his historic win over Roy Moore.

Jones said he has gotten calls from democrats and republicans alike since Tuesday night, including calls of congratulations from Sen. Richard Shelby, Sen. Luther Strange and President Donald Trump.

Jones said he has not received a call from Moore, and he is leaving it to him to concede.

"After elections, it's a time for healing, it's a time for reaching out. That's what I intend to do once I can be sworn in," Jones said.

He said he is looking forward to working with his new colleagues for Alabama, to find common ground and move forward.

"I want to see people work together," said Jones. "I think that's a message for democrats and it's a message for republicans and independents, and I think that when the people of Alabama elect a senator who runs on a platform of trying to find common ground, and reaching across aisles, I think that's a message that both political parties should take heed."

Jones said he thinks people were attracted to his candidacy because he is a center of the road politician. He said citizens don't always want someone who agrees with them, sometimes they just want someone who will listen to them and learn from them.

"I'm going to be that voice for the people of Alabama to try to do what I believe is right for them, see how that plays out in the politics of things," Jones said.

Watch the full press conference below:

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