Alabama Democratic Senate candidate outraises Roy Moore

Alabama Democratic Senate candidate outraises Roy Moore
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Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones's campaign raked in more than $10 million in donations between Oct. 1 and Nov. 22, according to a USA Today report.

That puts Jones way ahead of his Republican opponent Roy Moore in fundraising. In the same period, Moore's campaign brought in $1.76 million, USA Today reported. 

Part of that fundraising period included public allegations of sexual harassment against Moore.

In those two months Jones raised $9.9 million from individual contributions and another $150,000 from other sources, including political action committees. He spent $8.4 million and ended on Nov. 22 with $2.54 million cash on hand.


Moore, on the other hand, raised $1.7 million from individual donors and $52,000 from other sources. He ended the period with $636,046 cash on hand, according to USA Today. 

It's not clear how sexual misconduct allegations against Moore have affected his fundraising. Multiple women have come forward in recent weeks to accuse Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relations with them when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s.

While Moore has denied most of the allegations and resisted calls from GOP officials and lawmakers to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race, Jones has seen a boost in the polls. 

The current Real Clear Politics polling average puts Moore a little over two points ahead of Jones — 49 percent to 46.5 percent — showing a competitive race in a state usually considered a safe haven for Republican candidates.

Moore has emerged victorious in the past, even in races where his fundraising has lagged behind that of his opponent. 

In the Alabama GOP runoff election earlier this year, Moore defeated Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future MORE (R-Ala.), despite being outraised by the incumbent lawmaker.