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Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones is drowning out Roy Moore's TV ads 10-to-1

Alabama's Democratic Senate candidate, Doug Jones, has effectively drowned out Roy Moore's ad spots on TV in the Yellowhammer State, Politico reports. Moore faces accusations of harassing and assaulting teenagers while in his 30s, and has run just over 1,000 spots, Advertising Analytics reports. Jones, on the other hand, has run more than 10,000 ad spots, many starkly highlighting the decision facing Alabama voters:

"I saw probably 40 to 50 Doug Jones ads, and I saw one Roy Moore ad [over Thanksgiving weekend]," Alabama Democratic political aide Daniel Deriso told Politico. Jones has outspent Moore with $5.6 million to the Republican's $800,000 in ad buys.

Moore's ads have argued that the allegations against him are the work of the "liberal elite" and the "Republican establishment":

Despite outspending his opponent, RealClearPolitics' average of polls shows Jones ahead by just 0.8 percent.