- The Washington Times - Friday, December 8, 2017

Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones said Friday that he could’ve used different language in his controversial mailer highlighting racial issues in GOP rival Roy Moore’s allegations.

The mailer, sent out this week in Alabama, depicted an African-American man on the front with his eyebrow raised and the question: “Think if a black man went after high school girls anyone would try to make him a senator?”

Mr. Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenage girls as an adult man.

“That mailer kind of speaks for itself. You know, maybe we could’ve used a little bit different language. But, I’ve been working in the criminal justice system as a prosecutor for a long time, and I’ve spoken about this issue before. I think it speaks for itself,” Mr. Jones said on SiriusXM’s “Joe Madison Show.”

Mr. Jones went on to say he didn’t want to make the issue a major part of his campaign, but said he believes the women who have come forward to accuse Mr. Moore of sexual misconduct.

The special election will be held on Dec. 12.


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