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Dems strategy in Alabama: keep your head down

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Democrat Doug Jones is adopting a fierce, keep-your-head-down strategy as scandal re-shapes Alabama's special Senate election.
His opponent, Republican Roy Moore, may be facing extraordinary pressure from national Republicans to quit the race. But Jones, like Democrats nationwide, is following one of the oldest rules in the political playbook: When your opponent is imploding, get out of the way.
Jones said Tuesday that he's barely paying attention to what's happening "over there." He insisted, "We're going to stay in our lane."
Still, in deep-red Alabama, Jones' path to...
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RNC pulls out of funding agreement with US Senate candidate Roy Moore

RNC pulls out of funding agreement with US Senate candidate Roy Moore

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The Republican National Committee has pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
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RNC cuts off Moore

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The Republican National Committee is withdrawing its support for besieged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, leaving him increasingly isolated as he confronts charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers. The RNC is pulling out of a joint fundraising agreement it had with Moore, according to a senior party official briefed on the decision. It is also canceling a field program it had set up ahead of the state's Dec. 12 special election. The committee had about a dozen paid canvassers in Alabama working for Moore. It will no longer transfer any money to the race. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney...
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Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

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WASHINGTON - Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could use his clout to resolve a problem that Republicans say leaves them with no easy options.
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DC Democrats are trying not to get too involved in flipping Alabama from red to blue - and it might be their best strategy yet

DC Democrats are trying not to get too involved in flipping Alabama from red to blue - and it might be their best strategy yet

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Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones is closing in on a scandal-embroiled Roy Moore in Alabama's special election.
Democrats are walking a fine line in bolstering Jones because an appearance of outside influence from Washington could have an inverse effect.
WASHINGTON - After several women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, the Republican lead in the Alabama special Senate election has all but evaporated , placing Democrat Doug Jones in prime position to flip one of the deepest red seats in the country.
But Democrats are playing it cool, leaving all...
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Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office.
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An Alabama Senate Candidate Keeps Democratic Leaders Away - but Not Their Money

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Doug Jones has portrayed his race for the Senate as an Alabama effort, apart from the national Democratic Party, but he is reaping the fruit of an energized party.
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