Former President Obama has recorded a robocall urging Alabama voters to support Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones in Tuesday’s election, CNN reported Monday.
In the call, Obama tells potential voters “This one’s serious. You can’t sit it out.”
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“Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress,” Obama said in the call. “Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama.”
Jones’s campaign on Sunday night was still considering whether to use the call, as Obama remains unpopular with some of the state’s Republican-leaning white voters who could vote for Jones, The New York Times reported. A poll last month showed Obama with a 52 percent favorability rating in the state overall.
A Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Jones trails embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore by 2.5 points just one day before election day.
Jones was joined on the campaign trail on Sunday by Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.), Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellAlabama Democrats call for state to end holiday commemorating Confederate leader Democratic candidates gear up for a dramatic Super Tuesday Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias MORE (D-Ala.) and others.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE has fully backed Moore in the race, and recorded a robocall for the Republican candidate that was sent out on Sunday.
In the call, Trump repeats many of his previous attacks on Jones, calling him weak on crime, bad for the military and a “puppet” for Democratic congressional leadership.
Several women have in recent weeks accused Moore of sexual misconduct, saying he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
He has denied the allegations.