Charles Barkley, Netflix star to campaign for Doug Jones

Charles Barkley, Netflix star to campaign for Doug Jones
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NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and “Orange is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba are among those set to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones at an event on the final night before Alabama's special election.

Barkley and Aduba will appear at a get-out-the-vote event in Birmingham at 6 p.m. 

Barkley, an Alabama native, previously called Jones's opponent, Republican Roy Moore, a “white separatist,” adding “he should have been disqualified” when he aligned with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.

Moore has come under fire after a series of women accused him of sexual misconduct when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers. Moore has denied any wrongdoing, even as multiple Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race.

Aduba is originally from Massachusetts but tweeted a photo Monday afternoon with Jones's campaign volunteers.


Jones’s event will take place within a few hours of a “Drain the Swamp” rally hosted by Bannon for Moore.

The special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors Key GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum MORE is Tuesday.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Jones trailing Moore by about 2.5 points.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE has fully endorsed Moore, while former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEx-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’ Trump has the right foreign policy strategy — he just needs to stop talking The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump faces bipartisan criticism over Putin presser, blames media for coverage MORE recorded a robocall urging voters to support Jones.