Celebrities Crash Alabama Senate Race to Support Democrat Doug Jones

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Hollywood stars are storming social media and urging their fans to turn out and vote for Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday.  many of them using the hashtag #RightSideOfHistory, launched a last-minute campaign to stop Judge Roy Moore’s bid for the U.S. Senate.

Will & Grace star Debra Messing posted a video offering her support for Jones’ Senate bid, as did comedian-actor Keegan-Michael Key and Nashville star Connie Britton.

The left-wing celebrity support for Jones in Alabama is reminiscent of the Hollywood-heavy campaign earlier this year for Democrat Jon Ossoff, who lost his bid against Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s Sixth District special congressional election. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker-turned-Democratic politician, lost his election bid despite the overwhelming support from celebrities who stumped for and contributed to his campaign.

Rosie O’Donnell, perhaps President Donald Trump’s most outspoken celebrity critic, maxed out her donations to Jones’ campaign, donating $2,700 to the Democratic candidate, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Despite the outpour of celebrity support and allegations of sexual misconduct made against him, Moore leads Jones by 3.8 percentage points, according to an average of the latest polls.

Other celebrities, including actors Mark Ruffalo, Patton Oswalt, and Alyssa Milano and filmmakers Joss Whedon and Ava DuVernay endorsed Jones for Senate. A roundup of their politically charged social media screeds is below.

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