Jimmy Buffett Serenades Doug Jones Following Alabama Senate Victory (Video)
Singer Jimmy Buffett reportedly serenaded Democratic Senator-elect of Alabama Doug Jones and his wife Louise, just days after Jones defeated Republican candidate Roy Moore in a shock election victory.
The couple, who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in Key West, Florida, were reportedly treated by Buffett at his Margaritaville resort with the song “Stars Fell in Alabama.”
“Dec. 12 has always been a historic day for the Jones family,” Jones said in his victory speech last Tuesday. “This is, as you know, mine and Louise’s 25th wedding anniversary. I couldn’t have done this without her. The love, the support, the encouragement.”
Buffett previously sang to raise money for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, charging people upwards of $500 to attend “A Musical Evening with Jimmy Buffett.”
Jones received overwhelming praise from progressives following his victory over Moore, who was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, making it one of the most bitterly contested Senate races in years.
However, despite losing by a 1.5 percent margin with all the votes counted, Moore has still refused to concede the race and has demanded a recount.
“I say it’s time to move on. Alabama has spoken,” Jones told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday. “It was a close election, there is no question about that. But, you know, elections can be close sometimes. But now it’s time to heal.”
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