Some Republicans backing Jones in U.S. Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Some Republicans are backing the Democrat in the current U.S. Senate race in Alabama. A Facebook page called "Republicans for Doug Jones" is up and encourages Republicans to back Jones.

Tracy James is a Birmingham businesswoman and a Republican. Her father is a cousin of former Republican Governor Fob James and her uncle is Republican Justice and Roy Moore supporter Tom Parker.

"I will be honest. I don't understand how anyone who calls themselves a Republican can vote for someone who is so radical," James said.

James said Moore wants government to promote his social agenda while conservatives want limited government.

Governor Kay Ivey has joined other elected officials in Alabama backing Moore. "I'm voting for Roy Moore. He won the Republican nomination. I will support him," Ivey said.

UAB political analyst Larry Powell says there is definitely a faction of Alabama Republicans not happy with Roy Moore. "Republicans who will vote for Doug Jones are out there. I don't know if it's enough to make a difference," Powell said.

In Huntsville Thursday, Jones says he is going after Republican voters. "Whether or not they want to see a divisive figure in Washington D.C. who will throw chaos into chaos or whether they want to see, somebody to talk to and reach across the aisle and find common ground," Jones said.

We reached out to the Moore campaign for comment about this, but have yet to hear from them. We also contacted other Jefferson County elected Republicans who say they agree with Gov. Ivey and will back Moore. They don't believe Jones will find enough GOP votes to win in December.

Despite some confusion in the runoff, there is no law banning voters from crossing over and voting for candidates in another party during the December 12 election.

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