Jones raised $250K a day after first Moore accusers came forward: report

Jones raised $250K a day after first Moore accusers came forward: report

Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones raised roughly $250,000 per day in the immediate aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations levied against his GOP opponent Roy Moore this month, NBC News reported Friday.

A source with knowledge of the campaign told The Hill that Jones raised "substantially more" than $250,000 on some of the days following the initial Moore allegations.

Jones's fundraising spiked since Moore began facing allegations of sexual misconduct. One Democrat told NBC that Jones is raking in "Ossoff-level money," a reference to Jon Ossoff, a Georgia Democrat who raised $30 million during his unsuccessful House bid earlier this year.


At the same time, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have severed ties with Moore in the wake of the scandal, depriving him of critical money ahead of Alabama's special election next month.

Moore's campaign coffers already took a hit this year from his tough primary challenge against Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeMississippi is new headache for GOP in the South McDaniel makes GOP Senate challenge official in Miss. The Trump Presidency: Year One MORE (R-Ala.), whom he beat in a runoff election in September, NBC noted.

Jones, who is running in a deep-red state typically considered safe for Republicans, has kept his distance from most prominent Democrats, though some Democratic lawmakers have fundraised on his behalf, including Sens. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Defense: Senate sides with Trump on military role in Yemen | Dem vets push for new war authorization on Iraq anniversary | General says time isn't 'right' for space corps Senate sides with Trump on providing Saudi military support Senate, Trump clash over Saudi Arabia MORE (Conn.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren battles Carson: Housing discrimination 'the scandal that should get you fired' Overnight Regulation: Omnibus includes deal on tip-pooling rule | Groups sue over rules for organic livestock | AT&T, DOJ make opening arguments in merger trial Warren presses Mulvaney, Azar on tip pooling MORE (Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDems ask FTC to probe if other companies also obtained Facebook data Senate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump Feinstein, Harris call for probe of ICE after employee resigns MORE (Calif.).

Since the allegations against Moore emerged last week, the race has become increasingly competitive, with recent polls showing Jones leading Moore.

The scandal began after The Washington Post published a bombshell report detailing the accounts of four women who alleged that Moore sought either romantic or sexual relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Since then, several other women have come out with allegations of sexual impropriety against Moore. He has denied the allegations, and has so far resisted calls from Republican lawmakers and officials across the country to step aside in the Senate race. 

– Lisa Hagen contributed

Updated: 7:03 p.m.