Doug Jones takes mid-week trip to California to visit his biggest supporters
Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) on Wednesday took time out of the workweek to visit San Diego, California.
The unannounced trip to California was revealed by San Diego Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a fellow Democrat, in a tweet.
Fletcher also shared that Jones signed a baseball for him, embracing his celebrity status on the West Coast.
“The election of @DougJones to the US Senate from Alabama restored my faith in humanity. It was great to welcome him in San Diego!” Fletcher tweeted.
The election of @DougJones to the US Senate from Alabama restored my faith in humanity. It was great to welcome him in San Diego! Please join me in supporting his re-election: https://t.co/JTkUJu1uel
And support @ScottPetersSD — his election restored my faith in San Diego;) pic.twitter.com/OJyT93MnxM
— Nathan Fletcher (@nathanfletcher) August 15, 2019
Jones raised $171,499.38 from California last quarter alone, representing 15.10% of his quarterly total.
Alabama’s junior senator has raised $409,094.05 this year from California, making it his number one fundraising state over New York in 2019.
Jones has accepted $3,258,957.75 in California donations since announcing in May of 2017.
Ironically, Jones’ campaign tweeted about the merits of visiting Alabama as Jones himself was enjoying his California visit this week.
Looks like the secret’s out: Alabama is a great place to visit.
This is what Doug Jones means when he talks about one Alabama. It’s what we all want. The world to see our great state and how far we’ve come. And they are coming in bigger numbers! https://t.co/tjmB5X0RzH
— Doug Jones HQ (@DougJonesHQ) August 15, 2019
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn