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Reactions to Jones' Victory Over Moore in Alabama Senate Race

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:51 PM

Lawmakers and other public figures on both sides of the political aisle reacted to Democrat Doug Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore in the polarizing Alabama Senate election Tuesday night.

NBA Hall of Famer and Alabama native Charles Barkley was blunt in his assessment of the race during an appearance on CNN:

"Well, this is a wake-up call for Democrats. I told Mr. Jones this, and I love Doug, they've taken the black vote and the poor vote for granted for a long time. It's time for them to get off their a–, and start making life better for black folks and people who are poor. They've always had our votes and they have abused our votes and this is a wake-up call . . . for Democrats to do better for black people and poor white people."

Moore's campaign was clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1970s, and it appears he was not able to overcome that.

Here's a sampling of other reactions to Jones' victory:

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