Obama, Trump Enter Alabama Senate Race with Robocalls
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by Countable | 12.11.17
What’s the story?
Former President Barack Obama is urging voters to head to the polls on Tuesday to back Democratic candidate Doug Jones.
And President Donald Trump has released a robocall of his own, imploring voters to cast their ballots for Republican Roy Moore.
Why does it matter?
While the politically deep-red state hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years, some are saying this special election is "too close to call."
Much of this closeness has to do with allegations that Moore pursued relationships with teenage women while he was in his 30s. One of those women has accused him of sexual assault, and there’s been discussion of an Ethics Committee investigation should Moore win the race.
Without mentioning Moore by name, Obama says in his call:
"This one's serious. You can't sit it out. Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress. Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama."
Meanwhile, Trump – who has publicly endorsed Moore – released a call of his own, taking aim at Jones and his fellow "liberal Democrats":
"We need Roy voting for us. I am stopping illegal immigration and crime. We're building a stronger military and protecting the Second Amendment and our pro-life values. But if Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold. We already know Democrat Doug Jones is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and he will vote with the Washington liberals every single time."
What do you think?
Will Trump and Obama’s 11th hour endorsements change the race? Should the Senate Ethics Committee investigate Moore if he wins?
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