Politics

Roy Moore casts himself as a victim in US Senate race

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Roy Moore at a campaign rally last week.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the US Senate seat in Alabama,is casting himself as a victim.

In a call to a conservative talk radio show in Montgomery on Monday, Moore took aim at the political group Highway 31, which has run ads hammering Moore over alleged sexual misconduct involving teen girls. The group, which supports Democrat Doug Jones, hasn’t disclosed its donors.

Moore said the ads have been ‘‘ugly.’’ He said he’s been the recipient of vicious, unfounded attacks.

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Still, Moore expressed confidence in Tuesday’s outcome.

He also claimed a potential surprising variable: support within the black community that leans overwhelmingly Democratic in Alabama.