He’s trying to get elected to the Senate in Alabama, so Democrat Doug Jones has sought to distance himself from the national Democratic party.
With Washington Democrats not able to help much publicly, shadowy figures have kindly stepped in to help out.
From an article by Politico:
A mystery super PAC backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama is controlled by a pair of groups closely aligned with the national Democratic Party, even as the candidate strives to dissociate himself from Washington interests.
Highway 31, which dropped more than $4.1 million in support of Jones and against Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s Senate special election, is a joint project of two of the largest national Democratic super PACs — Senate Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action — along with a group of Alabama Democrats, multiple senior officials familiar with the arrangement told POLITICO . . .
The group’s backing has remained secret until now because federal laws do not require it to disclose its donors until after the election.
The revelation of the Jones’ campaign’s benefactors comes after Jones for months has striven to distance himself from the national Democratic Party. In campaign ads, the former U.S. attorney has insisted that as a senator he would not answer to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
The pair of Washington-based super PACs are two of the largest in Democratic politics.
The groups have collected checks from a gamut of top Democratic donors, led by longtime party contributors like George Soros, Jim Simons, Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner. While both Jones and Moore have gotten support from other outside groups in recent weeks, Highway 31 is by far the biggest-spending.
Meantime, I guess figuring they’re “out of politics,” Jones has allowed Barack Obama and Joe Biden to record robocalls on his behalf.
Big mistake. That’s going to drive more Republicans to the polls than Democrats.