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Cory Booker, John Lewis to Stump for Jones in Final Week

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Alabama Democratic candidate for senate Doug Jones (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 09:05 PM

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is expected to campaign for Alabama Senate nominee Doug Jones in a final push to turn out black voters in Tuesday’s special election, The Washington Post reported.

Booker, who is seen as a possible contender for the White House in 2020, is expected to appear at a rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday along with Democratic Reps. Terri Sewell of Alabama and John Lewis of Georgia, the Post reported.

The Jones campaign is also hoping to have Democrat and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., D-Ga., go on the stump Sunday, the Post reported.

Black voters are seen as key to any hope Jones has of victory. The 23 percent of registered voters who are African-American are the bedrock of the Alabama's Democratic party, and a poor turnout could sink Jones.

But there have been fears Jones is failing to excite black voters for the special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Recent polls show a close race between Jones and GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, who is facing allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is expected to campaign for Alabama Senate nominee Doug Jones in a final push to turn out black voters in Tuesday's special election, The Washington Post reported.
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