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Biden to Rally Support for Jones in US Senate Race

Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones, center, talks to supporters, Jennifer L. Greer, right, and Janet Crosby, left, as he campaigns at Niki's West restaurant, Sept. 27, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is in Alabama to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat.

Biden is speaking at a Tuesday rally in Birmingham for Jones.

FILE - Former Vice President Joe Biden.
FILE - Former Vice President Joe Biden.

It’s been two decades since a Democrat held an Alabama Senate seat, but some national Democrats see hope. Jones is running against Republican Roy Moore. Moore was twice removed as state chief justice for flouting court orders regarding gay marriage and the Ten Commandments.

Jones is a former U.S. attorney and is best known for prosecuting the Klansmen who bombed a Birmingham church.

A series of national figures have delved into the Alabama race. President Donald Trump endorsed Sen. Luther Strange, who lost to Moore. Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon backed Moore.