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Doug Jones responds to Trump attack with a thanks

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, on Sunday responded to an attack by President Donald Trump, angry over the Alabama senator’s impeachment votes. 

Trump in a tweet Sunday afternoon attacked Jones for his vote last week to convict the President on the two articles of impeachment. 

“So good to see that Republicans will be winning the Great State of Alabama Senate Seat back, now that lightweight Senator @DougJones cast a partisan vote for the Impeachment Hoax. Thought his boss, Cryin’ Chuck, would have forced him to vote against the Hoax. A Do Nothing Stiff!” 

Jones responded by thanking Trump for signing into law the many bills Jones had introduced. 

Thanks!  Haven’t been complimented about my weight in awhile,” Jones tweeted.  “Regardless Mr. President, thank you for signing into law the 17 bipartisan bills that I sponsored that will help folks in Alabama.” 

Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Feb. 6 Jones said that while there are people who are unhappy with his vote, “Alabama is a state that believes in right and wrong.”

Jones is headed into a tough reelection battle in November, and will likely face either U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, former Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions or former football coach Tommy Tuberville. 

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Jones had $5.4 million in his campaign account at the start of the year, according to a Federal Election Commission filing, which was more than twice as much as Sessions had at that time. Byrne started the year with $2.1 million and Tuberville had $1.5 million. 

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, also in the running, is polling behind his Republican competitors and had just $44,115 in his campaign account on Dec. 31.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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