MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed a Democratic candidate in Alabama's U.S. Senate race. The special election is to fill the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions because U.S. Attorney General. The primaries are Tuesday.
Biden said in recorded calls that Doug Jones, a U.S. attorney during Bill Clinton's administration, is his friend. He asked people to vote for Jones in the Aug. 15 Democratic primary.
Biden says Jones has "spent his entire life fighting for justice."
Biden recounted how Jones prosecuted the final two Ku Klux Klansmen convicted of bombing a Birmingham church in 1963. The blast killed four black girls.
Biden said Jones will take that same "energy and drive and fight for you and your families in the U.S. Senate."
Jones, one of seven Democrats running, said he was honored to have Biden's support.
Here is a list of the candidates seeking the office in the 2017 special election primaries:
Here are the candidates:
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Brian McGee (withdrawn)