11/29/2017 15:40 EST | Updated 11/29/2017 16:21 EST

The Latest: Steve Bannon to campaign for Moore next week

HENAGAR, Ala. — The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local).:

7:02 p.m.

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon will campaign for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore next week in Alabama.

Dean Young, a longtime associate of Moore's, announced Wednesday night that Bannon will attend a south Alabama rally with Moore on December 5.

Young urged people to attend the rally and told a crowd gathered to hear Moore speak at a Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, that "the world is watching" to see how Alabama votes in the Dec. 12 U.S. Senate race.

Theodore is 15 miles (24 kilometres) southwest of Mobile.


2:01 p.m.

Republican Roy Moore of Alabama, his Senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago, is seeking to steer his race against Democrat rival Doug Jones to a hot-button issue in this conservative state: abortion.

In speeches and his campaign posts on social media, Moore has sought to turn the special election to that and other social issues while wooing Alabama's significant bloc of religious-minded voters. Moore even says he hopes to help reverse the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Jones has said Moore is trying to divert attention from what the Democrat calls the "serious" allegations the Republican faces.

Jones also says he does not favour new restrictions on abortions and adds a woman's decision should be hers alone.

Alabama's special Senate election is Dec. 12.

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