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 KlobucharMSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider Sanders searches for answers amid Warren steamroller 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 MooreSen. Doug Jones launches reelection bid in Alabama Flake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona Omar shares anonymous death threat, speaks out against 'hate' and need for security 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 SessionsTrump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' MORE (R).


"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 TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDC statehood push faces long odds despite record support Overnight Energy: California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule | Climate strike protests hit cities across globe | Interior watchdog expands scope of FOIA investigation | Dems accuse officials of burying climate reports Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts 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.