Moore Nowhere to Be Seen in Campaign's Final Weekend

He may have gone to Philadelphia for football game
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2017 2:51 AM CST
Updated Dec 11, 2017 5:32 AM CST
Moore Nowhere to Be Seen in Campaign's Final Weekend
President Trump points out a Roy Moore supporter as he speaks at a campaign-style rally at the Pensacola Bay Center, in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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 Saturday's Army-Navy game in Philadelphia to see his son, who goes to West Point. "Family comes before politics with Roy," he said. Other campaign officials refused to discuss Moore's whereabouts, though Republican sources tell Politico that Moore insisted on taking the long-planned trip despite the election. "What kind of senator hides from his constituents?" asked Doug Jones, his Democratic rival.

President Trump—who attacked the credibility of one of the women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct during a rally in Florida on Friday—has recorded a robocall for the candidate ahead of the Tuesday election, reports. In the call, which is expected to go out Monday, Trump attacks Jones as a "puppet of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer." "Roy Moore is the guy we need to pass our Make America Great Again agenda," Trump says. Moore is expected to resurface Monday with Steve Bannon at a "Drain the Swamp" rally. Jones, meanwhile, has been airing ads highlighting the fact that Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, the senior senator from Alabama, didn't vote for Moore. (More Roy Moore stories.)

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