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jones trying to boost black turnout in alabama senate race


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama democrat doug jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his u.s. senate race against republican roy moore.jones held an event at a predominantly black montgomery church friday night after stops in heavily black areas of east alabama.the outreach is important because the state’s democratic base is composed mainly of black voters, who account for 23 percent of the state’s registered voters. jones also needs to peel away moderate gop support from the deeply conservative moore.jones is talking about economic issues during campaign stops, and he’s highlighting his experience prosecuting ku klux klansmen in a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.alabama hasn’t elected a democrati






turbulent senate race now in hands of alabama voters


birmingham, ala. — depending on who is making the case, alabama's special senate election tuesday is about either continuing the "trump miracle" in washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.at the center is roy moore — "judge moore," to his supporters. the 70-year-old republican was twice ousted as state supreme court chief justice after flouting federal law, and now he's attempting a political resurrection amid accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.in moore's path is democrat doug jones, 63, a former u.s. attorney best known for prosecuting two ku klux klansmen who killed four black girls in a 1963 church bombing.the winner will take the seat previously held by attorney general jeff sessions. republicans hold a narrow 52-48 senate majority.






mcconnell: let alabama voters decide if moore joins senate


washington — senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's going to leave it up to the voters of alabama to decide whether alabama gop candidate roy moore should serve in the senate.mcconnell was initially among several national republicans to urge moore, who faces democrat doug jones in a dec. 12 special election, to drop out of the race after multiple women accused moore of inappropriate sexual conduct decades ago, when he was in his early 30s and they were as young as 14. moore has denied the allegations.mcconnell, who has said he believes moore's accusers, is now taking a slightly different position."i think that at this point, we're just going to let the people of alabama make their decision," mcconnell told the associated press.president donald trump has also said the decision sho






mcconnell: let alabama voters decide if moore joins senate


washington — senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's going to leave it up to the voters of alabama to decide whether alabama gop candidate roy moore should serve in the senate. and the senate ethics committee could decide what to do then.mcconnell was initially among several national republicans to urge moore, who faces democrat doug jones in a dec. 12 special election, to drop out of the race after multiple women accused moore of inappropriate sexual conduct decades ago, when he was in his early 30s and they were as young as 14. moore has denied the allegations.mcconnell, r-ky., said sunday he believed the senate ethics committee would take up an investigation if moore is elected, but that it'll be up to that panel to decide how it wants to proceed."the ethics committee will have






gop sen. pat toomey says roy moore should drop out of alabama senate race


sen. pat toomey, r-penn., said roy moore quit the alabama senate race and endorsed the idea of a write-in bid by current alabama gop sen. luther strange.        






congressman backs moore in tight alabama gop senate runoff


huntsville, ala. (ap) — u.s. rep. mo brooks, who finished third in alabama’s gop senate primary, has announced his support for roy moore in the heated runoff with sen. luther strange.at a saturday rally in huntsville, brooks said he has voted by absentee ballot for moore. brooks said moore will “fight for america” and criticized “malicious” tactics of a pac supporting strange.strange’s campaign responded they are confident voters will agree with president donald trump that strange is the best choice in the race. trump endorsed strange before the august primary.strange and moore campaigned on opposite ends of alabama this weekend, urging their voters to get to the polls on sept. 26most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.strange told a young republican group in baldwin coun






alabama race is neck and neck, with voters divided over moore allegations, poll


alabama's closely watched u.s. senate race is a neck-and-neck contest as voter concerns about personal moral conduct weigh on the candidacy of republican roy moore, according to a new washington post-schar school poll.with less than two weeks to go, support for democrat doug jones among likely voters stands at 50 percent vs. moore's 47 percent - a margin of a scant three percentage points that sets up a nail-biter for the dec. 12 special election.the survey shows that allegations of improper sexual behavior against moore, a former alabama chief justice, hang heavily over a race that would favor a republican under ordinary circumstances in this deeply conservative state.fifty-three percent of voters say jones, a former federal prosecutor, has higher standards of personal moral conduct than






for roy moore, even victory in alabama senate race may not be the end of his str


if the alabama republican get elected, his new senate colleagues could greet him with a chilly reception or even an ouster movement.        






the latest: steve bannon to campaign for moore next week


henagar, ala. — the latest on the alabama senate race (all times local).:7:02 p.m.former white house adviser steve bannon will campaign for embattled senate candidate roy moore next week in alabama.dean young, a longtime associate of moore's, announced wednesday night that bannon will attend a south alabama rally with moore on december 5.young urged people to attend the rally and told a crowd gathered to hear moore speak at a magnolia springs baptist church in theodore, that "the world is watching" to see how alabama votes in the dec. 12 u.s. senate race.theodore is 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of mobile.___2:01 p.m.republican roy moore of alabama, his senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago, is seeking to steer his race against democrat rival doug jones to a






6 things to watch in the alabama senate election tuesday


republican roy moore is still the favorite in alabama's senate race, but could democrat doug jones pull an upset? here are some of the keys.        






6 things to watch in the alabama senate election tuesday


republican roy moore is still the favorite in alabama's senate race, but could democrat doug jones pull an upset? here are some of the keys.        






the latest: polls close in alabama senate primary runoff


homewood, ala. — the latest on alabama's gop primary (all times local):7:05 p.m.polls have closed in alabama's republican senate primary runoff.voting ended 7 p.m. tuesday in the race to fill attorney general jeff sessions' former senate seat.u.s. sen. luther strange and firebrand jurist roy moore are competing in the alabama's gop primary that has pitted president donald trump against a former top adviser.trump is backing strange. former white house strategist steve bannon is supporting moore. moore's campaign chairman said bannon is expected to attend moore's election night party in montgomery, alabama.the winner faces democrat doug jones in december.___3:30 p.m.sen. luther strange is urging voters to get the polls in alabama's heated gop runoff for the senate seat."president donald trum






the latest: official projecting low turnout in alabama race


fairhope, ala. — the latest on alabama's gop primary (all times local):2:15 p.m.alabama secretary of state john merrill says turnout for the state's republican runoff for u.s. senate is so far looking pretty low.merrill said he was projecting a 12 to 15 percent turnout for tuesday's race.sen. luther strange and alabama chief justice roy moore are vying for the republican nomination for the senate seat that belonged to u.s. attorney general jeff sessions.low turnout is largely considered to be positive for moore, who has a loyal following among state evangelical voters.moore led strange by about 25,000 votes in the crowded august primary, and runoff polls have shown him leading or in a dead heat with strange.turnout for the august primary was 17 percent.___11:45 a.m.alabama senate candidate






'got to be some fire somewhere': sen. shelby bucks alabama gop leaders in voting


robert costa, michael scherer for many alabama voters, unaccustomed to a competitive election and the national attention that has come with it, the bitter showdown between republican roy moore and democrat doug jones has become something more personal than a race to fill an open senate seat. it is now a referendum on the state's... for many alabama voters, unaccustomed to a competitive election and the national attention that has come with it, the bitter showdown between republican roy moore and democrat doug jones has become something more personal than a race to fill an open senate seat. it is now a referendum on the state's... (robert costa, michael scherer)






the latest: charles barkley slams moore, bannon in alabama


birmingham, ala. — the latest on the alabama senate race (all times local):7:30 p.m.former professional basketball star charles barkley says alabama voters must send democrat doug jones to the senate to assure the rest of the nation "we're not a bunch of damn idiots."an alabama native, barkley says republican roy moore would continue to embarrass a state that has a history of politicians garnering negative attention.barkley is speaking at jones' final campaign rally before polls open tuesday morning.he took aim at moore's top celebrity campaigner, steve bannon. president donald trump's former adviser was also in alabama on monday.barkley called bannon a "white separatist nationalist" and said he and moore are courting voters who hold alabama back.barkley is from outside birmingham. he has






most alabama gop leaders say they are voting for roy moore


robert costa, michael scherer for many alabama voters, unaccustomed to a competitive election and the national attention that has come with it, the bitter showdown between republican roy moore and democrat doug jones has become something more personal than a race to fill an open senate seat. it is now a referendum on the state's... for many alabama voters, unaccustomed to a competitive election and the national attention that has come with it, the bitter showdown between republican roy moore and democrat doug jones has become something more personal than a race to fill an open senate seat. it is now a referendum on the state's... (robert costa, michael scherer)






trump, bannon on opposing sides in tight alabama senate race


sen. luther strange and challenger roy moore made their final push monday to sway voters ahead of alabama's republican runoff for u.s. senate, a race that's pitted president donald trump against his former strategist, steve bannon.trump called an alabama radio show monday to urge support for strange in tuesday's runoff for the gop nomination, and vice president mike pence campaigned for strange in birmingham while bannon spoke at a moore rally at the coast.taking the stage to prolonged applause, bannon said alabama can show the world "that this populist, nationalist, conservative movement is on the rise.""a vote for roy moore is a vote for donald j. trump," bannon said. bannon lashed out at negative ads funded by allies of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. bannon said republican "eli






alabama senate race too close to call


birmingham, ala. — a u.s. senate campaign that was thrust into the national spotlight by allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the candidates is near the finish line.here is a look at the race between republican nominee roy moore, who spent the final month of the campaign denying allegations of long-ago misconduct involving teenage girls, and doug jones, who is seeking to break the gop's grip on alabama and pick up a seat in the senate for democrats:___the polls say ...the race is too close to call.moore easily defeated republican senate appointee luther strange in a september runoff election after leading the 10-person field in the primary, and he was on track to win until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. now the race is a tossup.polls show moore and jones have seesawed for






in alabama senate race, roy moore stirs far right base


oxford, ala. — as former alabama chief justice roy moore runs for u.s. senate, he doesn't shrink from telling voters he has twice been ousted from the bench for defying federal courts over the ten commandments and same-sex marriage.instead, he wears those rejections as a badge of honor.moore tells republican voters in the blood-red state that they are akin to battle scars for standing up for what he believes."i will not only say what is right, i will do what is right," moore said during a june forum in the east alabama city of oxford.the fiery, outspoken jurist is part of a crowded gop field vying to fill attorney general jeff sessions' old seat in the u.s. senate. moore's iconic status in the culture wars gives him a strong gop voter base and makes him a leading contender in the aug. 15 p






in alabama senate race, roy moore stirs far right base


oxford, ala. (ap) — as former alabama chief justice roy moore runs for u.s. senate, he doesn’t shrink from telling voters he has twice been ousted from the bench for defying federal courts over the ten commandments and same-sex marriage.instead, he wears those rejections as a badge of honor.moore tells republican voters in the blood-red state that they are akin to battle scars for standing up for what he believes.“i will not only say what is right, i will do what is right,” moore said during a june forum in the east alabama city of oxford.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the fiery, outspoken jurist is part of a crowded gop field vying to fill attorney general jeff sessions’ old seat in the u.s. senate. moore’s iconic status in the culture wars gives him a strong go






the latest: a bewildered strange wishes moore well


montgomery, ala. — the latest on alabama's gop primary (all times local):8:50 p.m.incumbent sen. luther strange wished jurist roy moore well after losing the alabama republican primary for senate.strange told his supporters tuesday night that "we wish (moore) well going forward."but he quickly shifted to his own bewilderment at the race he just finished. "we're dealing with a political environment that i've never had any experience with," he said."i'm telling you, the political seas and winds in this country right now ... are very hard to navigate, very hard to understand."strange also thanked president donald trump and vice president mike pence for backing him.strange said trump, may "be criticized" for coming to alabama on his behalf. "sometimes it's just about friendship ... a common go






to help doug jones, national democrats lie low in alabama senate race


with less than a month until alabama's special election, democrats' best strategy is keeping the race local.        






jones trying to boost black turnout in alabama senate race


montgomery, ala. — alabama democrat doug jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his u.s. senate race against republican roy moore by appealing for an end to the divisiveness that has long been part of the state's politics.speaking at an event held at a predominantly black church friday night after stops in heavily black areas of east alabama during the day, jones said he hoped election day will be historic for the state.his remarks came on the anniversary of the arrest of black seamstress rosa parks in 1955 for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. the resulting montgomery bus boycott helped spark the modern civil rights movement."we have more in common than we have to divide us," jones said. "we cannot let people, candidates and public officials






image of asia: preparing a sail for yacht race


facing voters at last after the year's most bitter u.s. campaign, alabama republican roy moore cast himself monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. rival doug jones, hoping to become the state's first democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was alabama's referendum on "who we are and what we're going to tell our daughters."






gop leaders threaten to expel roy moore from senate if he wins alabama race


amid new allegations that alabama senate candidate roy moore molested teenage girls decades ago, gop leaders intensified their calls monday for him to quit the race, even threatening to expel moore if he wins.the accusations against moore have thrown the gop into a crisis, splintering the party and risking defeat in the dec. 12 special election, for which polls show democrat doug jones now has a narrow lead in the deep south state.on monday, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell (r-ky.) called on moore to withdraw from the race. the head of the republican campaign committee, sen. cory gardner (r-colo.), said the senate should vote to expel moore if he is elected by alabama voters.“i believe the women,” mcconnell told reporters monday in kentucky. “i think he should step aside.”four women






gop leaders threaten to expel roy moore from senate if he wins alabama race


amid new allegations that alabama senate candidate roy moore molested teenage girls decades ago, gop leaders intensified their calls monday for him to quit the race, even threatening to expel moore if he wins.the accusations against moore have thrown the gop into a crisis, splintering the party and risking defeat in the dec. 12 special election, for which polls show democrat doug jones now has a narrow lead in the deep south state.on monday, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell (r-ky.) called on moore to withdraw from the race. the head of the republican campaign committee, sen. cory gardner (r-colo.), said the senate should vote to expel moore if he is elected by alabama voters.“i believe the women,” mcconnell told reporters monday in kentucky. “i think he should step aside.”four women






trump's agenda at stake as sexual misconduct allegations against roy moore turn


three days after allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls hit alabama’s republican senate candidate roy moore, the race here has become a tossup that threatens president trump’s agenda in congress and has split republicans over how far they’re willing to go to save the seat from a democrat.the accusations that moore, when he was in his 30s, dated teenagers and had sexual contact with a 14-year old have created an almost existential crisis for some republicans.the allegations come amid a national uproar over sexual harassment by high-profile leaders in entertainment and business, and many gop senators and other officials swiftly called for moore to leave the race. others, including white house officials and senate leaders, have equivocated.on sunday, a senior white house official






trump says u.s. 'cannot afford' roy moore loss in alabama


pensacola, florida — president donald trump on friday urged voters to elect a republican senate candidate in alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that america "cannot afford" to have a democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead.trump gave a boost to the campaign of gop senate candidate roy moore during a raucous campaign rally in the florida panhandle, near the state line with alabama."get out and vote for roy moore. do it. do it," trump told the crowd."we cannot afford, the future of this country cannot afford to lose the seat," trump said, referring to his party's razor-thin 52-48 advantage in that chamber of congress.trump said moore's opponent, doug jones, is a "liberal democrat" who would be "completely controlled" by democratic leaders nancy pel






roy moore, brash conservative, wins alabama republican senate primary over trump


former state chief justice roy moore won the republican nomination for the u.s. senate in alabama on tuesday as voters brushed aside pleas from president trump and millions in ads from establishment republicans and chose a brash and controversial conservative. moore defeated sen. luther strange, who had been appointed to the seat in april by gop gov. robert j. bentley to replace jeff sessions when he became attorney general. moore held a double-digit lead throughout the night as votes were counted, and with about two-thirds of precincts reporting, led 56% to 43%.at the time of strange’s appointment, bentley was under threat of impeachment because of a sex scandal, and he later resigned. throughout the campaign, strange, who was state attorney general before joining the senate, had to fight






alabama senate candidate jones reaches out to black voters


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama democrat doug jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his u.s. senate race against republican roy moore by appealing for an end to the divisiveness that has long been part of the state’s politics.speaking at an event held at a predominantly black church friday night after stops in heavily black areas of east alabama during the day, jones said he hoped election day will be historic for the state.his remarks came on the anniversary of the arrest of black seamstress rosa parks in 1955 for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. the resulting montgomery bus boycott helped spark the modern civil rights movement.“we have more in common than we have to divide us,” jones said at a speech at maggie street missionary baptist chu






alabama senate candidate jones reaches out to black voters


montgomery, ala. — alabama democrat doug jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his u.s. senate race against republican roy moore by appealing for an end to the divisiveness that has long been part of the state's politics.speaking at an event held at a predominantly black church friday night after stops in heavily black areas of east alabama during the day, jones said he hoped election day will be historic for the state.his remarks came on the anniversary of the arrest of black seamstress rosa parks in 1955 for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. the resulting montgomery bus boycott helped spark the modern civil rights movement."we have more in common than we have to divide us," jones said at a speech at maggie street missionary baptist church.






biden stumping for democrat jones in alabama


by kim chandler | associated pressbirmingham, ala. — standing before cheering supporters in the deeply red state of alabama, former vice president joe biden on tuesday urged alabama voters to send democrat doug jones to replace attorney general jeff sessions in the u.s. senate.biden said while a win by jones in the gop stronghold would reverberate across the country, he said alabama voters should elect jones “for alabama.”“doug has demonstrated his courage and his absolute integrity,” biden told a cheering crowd of 1,100 in birmingham. “doug knows alabama. he knows your heart and he’ll never let you down.”jones in the dec. 12 election faces republican roy moore who last week pulled off an upset over a better funded incumbent backed by president donald trump. jones, a lawyer and former u.s.






will alabama pick a democrat over moore? suburbs will decide


alabaster, ala. — it's no secret that if roy moore is going to lose his race for u.s. senate, it's going to happen in alabama's suburbs. and on friday, a day after allegations emerged that the outspoken christian conservative had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago, at least a few republicans in one birmingham suburb were having second thoughts about their party's nominee."really and truly, i cannot tell you what i'm going to do right now," said carolyn griffin of calera, as she watched her dog loxy exercise at alabaster's veterans park.griffin is the kind of voter who might be moved by the allegations, and suburban shelby county is where other likeminded voters are located. while alabama might be called the heart of dixie, much of shelby county is anysuburb usa, with subdiv






roy moore, brash conservative, wins alabama republican senate primary over trump


former state chief justice roy moore won the republican nomination for the u.s. senate in alabama on tuesday as voters brushed aside pleas from president trump and millions in ads from establishment republicans and chose a brash and controversial conservative. moore defeated sen. luther strange, who had been appointed to the seat in april by gop gov. robert j. bentley to replace jeff sessions when he became attorney general. moore held a double-digit lead throughout the night as votes were counted, and with about two-thirds of precincts reporting, led 56% to 43%.at the time of strange’s appointment, bentley was under threat of impeachment because of a sex scandal, and he resigned days later. throughout the campaign, strange, who was state attorney general before being appointed to the sena






on 'snl,' kate mckinnon's jeff sessions tells roy moore he's 'too alabama'


“snl” took aim at alabama senate candidate roy moore during its cold open this week, and even kate mckinnon’s jeff sessions thinks the embattled candidate is creepy.the sketch saw moore, played by mikey day, called to the white house to meet with beck bennett’s mike pence. it fell to pence to convince moore to drop out of the alabama senate race because of the scandal about moore dating underage girls.“roy, i don’t have to tell you that the senate hangs in the balance,” bennett’s pence said. “we are trying to pass a tax reform plan this year to bring mr. trump’s list of big legislative accomplishments to one. we can’t lose your seat this december.”“i know you are bannon’s guy, but this latest news about you is concerning,” pence continued. “voters in alabama will never elect someone who ha






obama, biden join trump in recording alabama calls


by sean sullivan and michael scherer | washington postbirmingham, ala. – national political leaders made last-ditch efforts to woo voters in the alabama senate race monday, as the candidates made their final arguments in a pivotal special election that has attracted more than $41 million in spending.former president barack obama and former vice president joe biden recorded robo-calls for democrat doug jones, while president donald trump recorded an appeal for republican roy moore.interested in more coverage of the california marijuana industry? head to thecannifornian.com or subscribe to the cannifornian newsletter to get cannabis-related news, features and more.“if alabama elects liberal democrat doug jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold,” trump said in his recorded message.the






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan