Biden endorses Jones in Alabama Senate race

Source: MGN

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:
Democrats
Will Boyd
Vann Caldwell
Jason Fisher
Michael Hansen
Doug Jones
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Brian McGee (withdrawn)
Charles Nana

Republicans
Luther Strange
James Beretta
Joseph Breault
Randy Brinson
Mo Brooks
Mary Maxwell
Roy Moore
Bryan Peeples
Trip Pittman