Former President Barack Obama and his veep Joe Biden have recorded robo-calls in support of Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, in a final push to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s special election.
A Jones campaign official confirmed the calls to Fox News. They started going out statewide on Monday.
The 11th-hour efforts are being undertaken on both sides. President Trump – who held a rally Friday just across the Alabama state line in Florida where he touted Republican Roy Moore’s candidacy – has also recorded a pro-Moore robo-call.
The national interest reflects the importance to Trump's agenda of keeping the seat in Republican hands.
Moore has been dogged by allegations for weeks that he pursued and even molested teenage women when he was a young prosecutor.
Moore denies the allegations.
“These allegations are completely false. I did not date underaged women. I did not molest anyone. And so these allegations are false,” Moore said during an interview with The Voice of Alabama Politics, a television news show affiliated with the website The Alabama Political Reporter.
"This is an election to tell the whole world what we stand for," Jones told supporters at one stop Sunday, adding that his campaign "is on the right side of history." At an earlier appearance, he declared Alabama is "at a crossroads" and that Moore, an unapologetic evangelical populist, tries only to "create conflict and division."
Fox News’ Peter Doocy and The Associated Press contributed to this report.