Doug Jones is first Democrat to enter Alabama Senate race

Doug Jones, from his Official Facebook.

There is now a Democrat in the race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.

He's former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, who says there's too much division in the state and nation and posted to his Facebook page:

"This year's special election presents us with a unique opportunity to change that dynamic and our state's reputation."

Jones is best known for prosecuting Ku Klux Klan members for the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four girls.