Democrat Jones extends olive branch to Republicans

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec, 13, 2017, Democrat Doug Jones speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones said he knew he had a path to victory. He said his win signals that voters are looking for a less vitriolic political rhetoric and vanquished the idea that a Democrat could not win in Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Alabama Sen.-elect Doug Jones on Sunday signaled he’s willing to work on a bipartisan basis with Republicans once he’s sworn into office.

“I think there’s an opportunity at every turn,” he said on “Fox News Sunday” before adding such cooperation is a “two-way street.”

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Jones won the Alabama special election Tuesday after a bitter race against Republican Roy Moore, making him the first Democrat to win a Senate election in the state since 1992.

Jones, a former U.S. attorney, declined to say if he would be a conservative or moderate Democrat once he arrives on Capitol Hill.

“I have resisted trying to put labels on myself. People are going to do that left and right,” he said.

Jones said he had not studied the GOP’s tax plan that’s poised for passage this week. While he likes the idea of cutting the corporate tax rate, he said he doesn’t “buy into the fact” that the bill will spur economic growth.

Jones also tried not to be pinned down on immigration, calling it one of the “toughest political footballs” in Congress.

He also urged Moore, who has resisted, to concede the election.

“It’s time to move on,” Jones said.

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