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.

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

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