NewsPublic Affairs / November 28, 2017

Indiana PAC Group Mobilizes In Alabama Senate Race

speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Henagar, Ala.  - AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Henagar, Ala.

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

An Indiana group that supported President Donald Trump's White House bid says it's siding with Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

Indiana First PAC says it will help Moore in his race against Democratic nominee Doug Jones by targeting several Alabama counties where undecided voters could affect the outcome of the election.

The PAC says in a Facebook message it will mobilize volunteers and run digital ads to get out the vote. Chairman Caleb Christopher says Moore embraces Trump's "America First" agenda and has served his community honorably.

The Moore campaign acknowledged the help in an announcement Tuesday that quotes Moore as saying he is proud of receiving the group's endorsement.

Two women have accused Moore of sexually assaulting or molesting them decades ago, when he was a deputy district attorney in his 30s and they were teenagers. At least five others have said he pursued romantic relationships when they were between ages 16 and 18. Moore has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct and said he never dated "underage" women, although he has not defined what he meant by "underage."

A former Marine who has launched a write-in campaign for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama says he believes residents are not being properly represented by the two other candidates.

Ret. Col. Lee Busby told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in an interview Tuesday morning that winning is "doable" even though the race is only two weeks away. He is running as an independent candidate against Jones and Moore.

Busby says he is a registered Republican voter, but wasn't a supporter of Moore even before the recent sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.

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