Moore lags in 2020 fundraising; Jones leads

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his run for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 so far in his newest U.S. Senate race.

Moore this week reported raising $16,693 since announcing his candidacy four weeks ago and trails almost all other candidates in fundraising.

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones has raised the most. He brought in $2 million last fundraising quarter and has a campaign balance of $4.2 million.

In the crowded GOP primary field, Congressman Bradley Byrne raised nearly $700,000 last quarter and has $2.4 million on hand.

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville raised $421,000 and loaned his campaign another $1 million.

Other candidates reported less than $400,000.

Moore was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat in 2017 after he defeated a better-funded primary candidate. He lost the special election to Jones.

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