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Former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones joining CNN as commentator

January 29, 2021 GMT
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, delivers his concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during his election night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. Jones lost to  Republican Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, delivers his concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during his election night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. Jones lost to  Republican Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, delivers his concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during his election night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. Jones lost to  Republican Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, delivers his concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during his election night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. Jones lost to Republican Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, delivers his concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during his election night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. Jones lost to Republican Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones is moving on from elective office to become a political commentator on cable television.

The former federal prosecutor who served part of a term as a U.S. senator said in a tweet that he would make his debut on CNN on Friday afternoon.

The Democrat will also work this spring as a fellow in politics and public service at Georgetown University.

Jones was elected in a special election against Republican Roy Moore in 2017 to finish the unexpired term of Republican Jeff Sessions. Jones lost the once reliably conservative seat to GOP nominee Tommy Tuberville in the 2020 general election.

Jones had been a finalist to become the U.S. attorney general under President Joe Biden, but Biden earlier this month picked judge Merrick Garland for the post instead.

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