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

09:15  21 june  2019
09:15  21 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore will announce today if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore has scheduled a Thursday afternoon announcement in Montgomery. Moore lost the 2017 special election to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones amid allegations of past sexual misconduct with teenagers. Moore denied the allegations. President Donald Trump last month appeared to discourage Moore from entering the race. Trump tweeted that Moore "cannot win" and said Republicans need to retake the seat in the once reliably red state.

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in a decade after Moore ’ s campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims.

— Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones raised over million for his campaign between Oct. 1 and Nov. 22, easily outdistancing Republican candidate While the haul was good news for Jones , it wasn’t necessarily bad news for Moore , who traditionally lags behind opponents in fundraising and

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

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) called for donations to the reelection campaign of Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on Thursday after Jones's former challenger, Roy Moore, 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 Sessions (R).

McConnell vows to oppose Moore's Senate bid 'in every way'

McConnell vows to oppose Moore's Senate bid 'in every way' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Thursday that he and his allies will actively work to oppose Roy Moore's Senate bid, after the conservative firebrand jumped into the race. "He can do what he wants to, but we're certainly going to oppose him in every way," McConnell told the Associated Press shortly before Moore's announcement. Moore announced on Thursday afternoon that he would jump into the Senate race, after previously winning the party's nomination in 2017 only to lose to now-Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.). Moore's candidacy is a national nightmare for Republicans.

Roy Moore has not conceded the election to Doug Jones . Photograph: Brynn Anderson/AP. The announcement came hours after Moore ’ s lawyers filed a request late on Wednesday for a restraining order to stop Alabama’ s canvassing board from certifying Jones ’ s victory.

Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones narrowly won election to the U. S . Senate Tuesday night, riding an enthusiastic base and a major fundraising advantage to victory over former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore . USA TODAY.

"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. and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (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.

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