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Moore Nowhere to Be Seen in Campaign's Final Weekend

He may have gone to Philadelphia for football game

(Newser) - With pollsters predicting a close result in the Senate race Roy Moore calls a "spiritual battle," the candidate was nowhere to be seen during the final weekend of campaigning in Alabama. Tom Barnes, the Republican's campaign chairman in Cullman County, told Vice that Moore had traveled to... More »

GOP's Jeff Flake Tweaks Own Party With Tweet of Check

It shows his donation to Democrat Doug Jones in Arizona

(Newser) - A modest $100 donation to Democrat Doug Jones is drawing attention in his Senate race against Roy Moore in Alabama. The reason? It's from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who is backing the opposite-party candidate in the crucial race. The Arizona senator tweeted an image of his check, and the... More »

McConnell Will 'Let the People of Alabama' Decide

The Senate leader changes his tune on Roy Moore

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell is now saying voters in Alabama should decide if they want Republican candidate Roy Moore to be their new senator, Politico reports. Appearing on ABC's This Week, the Republican Senate majority leader said, "I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call" when... More »

With 15 Days to Go, Retired Marine Joins Ala. Senate Race

Lee Busby used to work for WH Chief of Staff John Kelly

(Newser) - He didn't have a functioning website as of Monday morning, but a retired Marine colonel thinks things are such a mess in the Alabama Senate race he has a shot. With just 15 days before voters go to the polls (his now-working website has a giant countdown), Lee Busby... More »

Trump Calls Doug Jones a 'Schumer/Pelosi Puppet'

President attacked Democratic candidate for Senate without endorsing his opponent, Roy Moore

(Newser) - President Trump once again made his opinions known about next month's special election for the Alabama Senate seat, but once again he did so without explicitly endorsing the embattled Republican nominee, Roy Moore. On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted a scathing attack on Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones, calling... More »

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