The Democrat emerged victorious in the traditionally conservative state over Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was recently plagued by allegations of previous sexual misconduct involving underage girls.
Celebrities, such as Julianne Moore, Joe Biden, Kerry Washington, and Hillary Clinton were among those to celebrate the outcome on social media.
“Hope lives,” tweeted Ava DuVernay. “Never give up on this gorgeous mystery called Life. A Democrat from Alabama? Hope lives.
See more reactions below.
Hope lives! Never give up on this gorgeous mystery called Life. A Democrat from Alabama? Hope lives.— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 13, 2017
Holy shit!!!!! Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 13, 2017
Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity, Alabama. And thank you for fighting for what’s right, @GDouglasJones.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 13, 2017
And thank you to every volunteer who knocked on doors, made phone calls, and that worked tirelessly to make this happen.
Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones. https://t.co/o8NXvTrTUX— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 13, 2017
Alabama. I want to thank every single 1 of u who voted for #DougJones4Senate because today u voted for a more perfect union. A place where we ALL matter. God bless u. ????????— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 13, 2017
Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who'll make them proud.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 13, 2017
And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can -- and must -- compete everywhere.
Congratulations, Doug Jones. You were a great US Attorney, and you ran a terrific campaign. You deserve this win. It’s a win for the people of Alabama.— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) December 13, 2017
Suck it, Bannon— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 13, 2017
Omg. Is Jones gonna win? I am literally floating.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 13, 2017
My tweets worked.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 13, 2017
Hallelujah.— Vera Farmiga (@VeraFarmiga) December 13, 2017
Meanwhile up in heaven Coretta Scott King sips her tea and smiles. https://t.co/igarXPVY4g— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 13, 2017
Thank you for everyone who canvassed & called & worked your asses off for Doug Jones to win. Thank you to Black voters who saved us again!— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 13, 2017
AP just called the senate race for Doug Jones. If true, thank you, Alabama, for your decency and non-partisanship. Let this be a sign of things to come.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 13, 2017
I’m fuhREAKING out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones. Thank you, Alabama. You’ve elected a man of incredible integrity, grit, and character. A fighter for working class and middle class Alabamians. He is going to make you proud in the Senate.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones wins in Alabama. That’s big! Congrats Alabama. You sent a great message to the rest of the country.— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) December 13, 2017
Thank you #DougJones! Glad your service in the name of justice has been recognized and rewarded! As it should be! Thank you voters! #NoJusticeNoPeace #AlabamaRace #AlabamaSenateElection #AlabamaSenate pic.twitter.com/8Myt6HAtJo— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) December 13, 2017
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017