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Alabama Democrat shrugs off Trump's criticism

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 08:46:54-05

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones shrugged off criticism from President Donald Trump, and said he believes voters are focused on the issues in the hotly contested race for U.S. Senate.

Jones told reporters Sunday that his record speaks for itself and said health care, the economy and education are the top concerns in Alabama.

Trump came to the aid of Jones' opponent, Republican Roy Moore, by tweeting earlier in the day that it would be a "disaster" to have a Democrat win.

Jones said he would be an independent vote in the Senate.

Two women have accused Moore of assaulting or molesting them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.

At least five others said Moore pursued relationships with them as teens.