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Obama records robocall backing Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race

Obama records robocall backing Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race
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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.”

"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.

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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 BookerThis week: Senate set for voting rights fight Congress must act to correct flaws in the First Step Act Democrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination MORE (D-N.J.), Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellAlabama museum unveils restored Greyhound bus for Freedom Rides' 60th anniversary Rep. Terri Sewell declines to run for Senate in Alabama Amazon union battle comes to Washington MORE (D-Ala.) and others.

President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report 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.