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 KlobucharHarris, CBC put weight behind activist-led National Black Voter Day Seven takeaways from California's recall election Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate 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 MooreRoy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen Shelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Of inmates and asylums: Today's House Republicans make the John Birchers look quaint 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 SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program 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.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' 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.