Jones rips Bannon ahead of appearance at Moore rally

Jones rips Bannon ahead of appearance at Moore rally
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Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones on Tuesday took a shot at former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon shortly before Bannon was expected to take part in a rally for Republican candidate Roy Moore. 

“We don’t need an outside agitator like Steve Bannon carpetbagging in Alabama,” Jones tweeted moments before Bannon was expected to take the stage.

“Come to think of it, Bannon and Roy Moore have something in common. Neither of them can hold down a job,” Jones added.

Bannon left his role in the White House in August and returned to his role as the head of Breitbart News.

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Moore was removed twice from his job as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The first suspension came in 2003 when Moore refused to take down a statue of the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the state judicial building. 

The second suspension came in 2016, when he defied a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

Bannon supported Moore as an anti-establishment candidate during a Republican primary runoff against incumbent Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeLoyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party In GOP primaries, Trump can hurt someone, but can he help? Trump loyalty tests, surging number of women winners defines Tuesday's election results MORE (R-Ala.).

President Trump on Monday gave Moore his full endorsement.

A Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Moore with a roughly 2 point lead over Jones in the race. Election day is Dec. 12.