Klobuchar fundraises for Doug Jones following Roy Moore's Senate run announcement

Klobuchar fundraises for Doug Jones following Roy Moore's Senate run announcement
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage Protect American patients and innovation from a harmful MedTech Tax increase MORE (D-Minn.) called for donations to the reelection campaign of Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on Thursday after Jones's former challenger, Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreAlabama GOP senate candidate says 'homosexual activities' have ruined TV, country's moral core The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Alabama senator says Trump opposed to Sessions Senate bid MORE, announced a new Senate bid.

Moore, the former state chief justice who faced allegations of sexual misconduct of minors during his Senate run in 2017, said Thursday that he would run again in 2020 against Jones, who is running for a full term after winning a special election to replace former Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage House gears up for Mueller testimony Trump's no racist — he's an equal opportunity offender MORE (R).

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"Here’s what I know: The next Democratic president needs a Democratic Senate to get her agenda passed. And Democrats can’t flip the Senate without reelecting Doug," Klobuchar wrote in a fundraising email Thursday evening.

"Since he arrived in the Senate, Doug and I have worked together to defend health care, combat voter suppression, and provide help for America’s farmers," she continued. "I was there when he gave his first speech on the Senate floor. He’s been a great partner as we work to get things done for the American people."

The email goes on to call Moore "unfit" for public office, and requests readers to send donations that would be split between Jones's reelection campaign and Klobuchar's own 2020 candidacy for president.

Moore's candidacy is expected to be uniformly opposed by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, with republicans including Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump campaign selling branded plastic straws as alternative to 'liberal paper straws' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Trump set to host controversial social media summit MORE and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch Funding a strong defense of our nation's democratic process can't wait The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (R-Ky.) releasing statements in opposition to the former chief justice's Senate bid.

"We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously," McConnell told reporters Thursday afternoon.