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 Anthony BookerThe generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party Booker, O'Rourke, Buttigieg rally with striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina Booker, O'Rourke, Buttigieg rally with striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina MORE (D-N.J.), Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellCentrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage push Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage push On The Money: House to vote on minimum wage this summer | Sanders doubles down on democratic socialism | May deficit surges | Democrat puts hold on Treasury nominees in fight over Trump tax returns MORE (D-Ala.) and others.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' 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.