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 BookerWe need action on personal cybersecurity Gillibrand and Booker play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker' game amid 2020 speculation The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s attorney general pick passes first test MORE (D-N.J.), Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellFormer staffer accuses Jackson Lee of retaliation after rape claim Dems offer measure to raise minimum wage to per hour DeGette dropped from chief deputy whip spot MORE (D-Ala.) and others.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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.