If defeating Republican nominee Roy Moore is your thing, join former VP Joe Biden and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones on Tuesday, October 3 for a rally at the BJCC.
Jones won the majority of the votes in August’s special election primary and will face off with Roy Moore in a December special election.
An Alabama Democrat in the Senate?
Alabama’s Democratic Party has not won a statewide race since 2008. As for Senate races, Alabama has not won one since 1992, when Sen. Richard Shelby took the seat. Shelby then switched to the Republican Party two years later. In the August primary, 72 percent chose a Republican primary ballot. Since pundits see Jones’ chance at the Senate seat a long shot, Alabama Democrats are hoping that conservatives pushing for Luther Strange (who lost the nomination to Moore) will back Jones.
Biden served two terms as the vice president of the United States under President Barack Obama. The Scranton, Pennsylvania, native represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator for more than three decades.
“I have seen Doug Jones’ dedication to civil rights and social justice,” Former VP Biden said in a press release. “From his time as U.S. Attorney prosecuting the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers to his private life as an advocate for social justice and economic empowerment, Doug Jones is a proven leader in which we can place our trust. Doug Jones will make a great U.S. Senator.”
Jones served as U.S. Attorney in Birmingham in 1997, and he successfully prosecuted the Klansmen responsible for killing four young girls in the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Jones said that he’s known Biden for forty years, and he considers the former VP a friend.
“We are thrilled and deeply honored to have my longtime friend Vice President Joe Biden visit the great state of Alabama to reinforce his strong support of my campaign for the U.S. Senate,” Jones said.
The free rally will kick-off the general election campaign against Republican Roy Moore on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), East Ballroom entrance.
Doors Open at 10 AM, and the address is: 2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd.
While the event is open to the public, attendance is on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP to the rally, please follow this link.