Alabama’s Senate candidates are making final campaign pushes before tomorrow’s special election.
Republican Roy Moore gave a rare sit-down interview over the weekend.
Democrat Doug Jones rallied his supporters, campaigning with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. The politically deep-red state has not sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 25 years.
President Trump is endorsing Moore, who has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
Whoever is elected to the Senate will significantly affect the president’s legislative agenda in the new year.
While Moore holds a slight edge over Jones in recent polls, some analyses are calling this race too close to call in what has become an unlikely battleground state.
With just 24 hours to Election Day, these campaigns are focused on one thing: turnout.
At least nine women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, including claims he tried dating them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. In a local TV interview on Sunday, Moore once again dismissed the allegations.
“I do not know them,” he aid. “I had no encounter with them. I never molested anyone.”
Conservative Alabama voters speaking to Republican pollster Frank Luntz seemed unconvinced by the accusations. Several members of his focus group expressed their belief that Moore’s accusers were being paid.
One participant, Scottie Porter, said, “Forty years ago in Alabama, there’s a lot of mommas and daddies that’d be thrilled that their 14-year-old was getting hit on by a district attorney.”
While Jones has held more than half a dozen public campaign events across the state over the past week, Moore hasn’t appeared on the campaign trail since last Tuesday.
The Republican candidate is scheduled to a hold a rally this evening, where he will again be joined by President Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.