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US Representative Seth Moulton, a Salem Democrat, has a message for party leadership in the wake of Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia: Business as usual isn’t working.

Taking to Twitter late Tuesday, Moulton called the Georgia special election a “wake up call for Democrats,” urging them to “stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”

“We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one. Focus on the future,” Moulton wrote.

Tuesday night’s outcome was a triumph for the GOP.

Instead of a win or even a razor-thin loss, Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by 5 percentage points. Handel takes the seat previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @aimee_ortiz.