Bernie Sanders congratulates Alabama’s Doug Jones on his win in the Senate race

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PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 24: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pennsylvanians rally to demand that Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) vote against Trumpcare during an Emergency Rally with MoveOn.org To Stop Trumpcare held at the Pittsburgh Convention Center on June 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Tuesday night, after Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate special election.

“Congratulations to Doug Jones for his great victory. Congratulations to the people of Alabama for doing what few thought they would do. This is a victory not just for Jones and Democrats. It is a victory for justice and decency.”

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