Doug Jones working hard for conservative votes

Senate candidate Doug Jones hasn't given up hope that a win in ruby red Alabama isn't so hard to accomplish."A...

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 6:46 AM
Updated: Dec 13, 2017 6:46 AM

Senate candidate Doug Jones hasn't given up hope that a win in ruby red Alabama isn't so hard to accomplish.

"A democrat's gonna win," Jones said Monday in Montgomery, "and the reason is because people are getting past that. We have had so many people now who have gone beyond the party."

Jones continued to hang his hat on the fact that Republican Senator Richard Shelby, of Alabama, said he did not vote for Jones' opponent, Roy Moore, whose campaign has been marred by sexual misconduct allegations against him.

"Also, listen to people like Richard Shelby, who has been a leader in this state for four decades. He didn't vote for Roy Moore, said it would be bad for the Senate and would be bad for the image of the state of Alabama," said Jones.

Jones went on to explain he believes if Moore were to be voted into office, it could have a negative impact on the state's economy.

"I think in order to attract businesses to this state, you've got to have a decent image, and that image is one in which you can sit down and talk to people, reason with them, and not talk down to them, one that's inclusive, and, I think that's what this campaign has been about," said Jones at his Monday afternoon campaign event.

Later in the evening, in Birmingham, Jones kept up the momentum, talking about how he wants to create positive progress in Alabama.

"We've lagged behind in industry, we've lagged behind in education, we've lagged behind in healthcare. It is time that we take a road that's going to get us on the path to progress, that everybody deserves," Jones said in front a packed house at his Monday night rally at Old Car Heaven in Birmingham.

Also at the rally, actress Uzo Aduba, of Orange is the New Black, and famous basketball player, Charles Barkley, spoke in support of Jones.

"It is abundantly clear that there is only one choice in this election, and that choice is Doug Jones," Aduba said.

Barkley echoed her support, but with more poignant language.

"At some point, we've got to stop looking like idiots to the nation," said Barkley, "I mean, I love Alabama, but at some point, we've got to draw a line in the sand."

Barkley went on to explain his disdain for Jones' opponent.

"This guy (Moore) wants to represent us, and he don't believe in race mixing, that's crazy," said Barkley.

Former President Barack Obama also reportedly endorsed Jones, even recording a robocall to go out to voters.

However, when asked about the call Monday afternoon, Jones shied away from recognizing the president's recording.

"What is your strategy with utilizing that robocall from former President Obama knowing that many Alabama voters here in the state do not support Obama?" FOX10 News Investigative Reporter Kati Weis asked Jones.

Jones responded, "I'm going to be honest with you guys, I'm way up here, and there have been robocalls that have been going out that I'm not sure of. The only robocall that I know of for a fact that was recorded was the one that my wife did, and she told me directly. I'm letting other folks deal with all that. What we're doing, is we're trying to come talk to you guys, not flee the state, I didn't go up to Philadelphia the other day for a football game, I was in Selma, I was in Tuskegee, I was all over the state, trying to talk to people. I think the messages that come from the candidate himself, and the messages from Republican leaders like Richard Shelby, those are the most important."

In a phone call with FOX10 News, a campaign representative for Jones said the campaign welcomes support from anyone.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 500709

Reported Deaths: 9977
CountyCasesDeaths
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DeSoto32080403
Hinds31924627
Jackson24482379
Rankin21983390
Lee15530235
Madison14574280
Jones13838242
Forrest13447251
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Lowndes11030188
Lamar10508135
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Warren6682176
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Marshall6462134
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Pike5817152
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George496779
Scott472698
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Tate4584110
Copiah448592
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Marion4225108
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Leake408288
Newton381679
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Stone359764
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Attala331489
Jasper329965
Winston314291
Clay307976
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Clarke292494
Calhoun279346
Holmes267887
Smith263850
Yalobusha233747
Tallahatchie227151
Greene219048
Walthall218763
Lawrence212440
Perry205356
Amite205155
Webster202746
Noxubee186640
Montgomery179656
Jefferson Davis171542
Carroll168838
Tunica159439
Benton148738
Kemper141941
Choctaw133426
Claiborne132437
Humphreys129238
Franklin120028
Quitman106428
Wilkinson105139
Jefferson94534
Sharkey64020
Issaquena1937
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 817054

Reported Deaths: 15320
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1145501922
Mobile724601333
Madison52172694
Shelby37533348
Baldwin37192547
Tuscaloosa35044606
Montgomery34067734
Lee23195245
Calhoun22205476
Morgan20754376
Etowah19811497
Marshall18317302
Houston17345411
St. Clair15983339
Cullman15383292
Limestone15298198
Elmore15161284
Lauderdale14225294
Talladega13802276
DeKalb12622260
Walker11162369
Blount10162175
Autauga9954146
Jackson9844182
Coffee9195191
Dale8880185
Colbert8826201
Tallapoosa7071198
Escambia6764130
Covington6699183
Chilton6627161
Russell627959
Franklin5955105
Chambers5567142
Marion4982126
Dallas4936200
Clarke474583
Pike4722105
Geneva4566126
Winston4502103
Lawrence4296117
Bibb424086
Barbour356676
Marengo337789
Monroe331463
Randolph328763
Butler325696
Pickens315682
Henry311965
Hale311088
Cherokee301760
Fayette291879
Washington251351
Cleburne247360
Crenshaw244375
Clay241768
Macon232363
Lamar222047
Conecuh185853
Coosa179739
Lowndes174564
Wilcox167939
Bullock151644
Perry138340
Sumter132738
Greene126644
Choctaw88127
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