Sen. Booker campaigns for Doug Jones in Alabama

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The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones says Tuesday's election against Republican Roy Moore will send a message far beyond Alabama's borders.

Jones was joined for a second day by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, one of just two African-American Democrats serving in the Senate. Jones' campaign is painfully aware of their need to drive extraordinary levels of black voters and moderate Republicans to the polls.

Jones told campaign workers during an appearance in Birmingham on Sunday that the vote will tell the world what Alabama stands for. Jones says his campaign "is on the right side of history."

Alabama doesn't have any Democrats in statewide office. Jones' campaign has been buoyed by allegations that Moore made improper sexual advances toward teen girls decades ago.

Moore denies the allegations and has refused to back out of the race.

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