As the special election for House District 10 on Tuesday draws closer, Democrat Marilyn Lands on Saturday rolled out former Alabama U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) in a last-minute push for her campaign.

Jones told WAFF that he feels optimistic, adding, "I believe it’ll send a strong message across the state and the country that Alabama is ready to move in a new, positive direction.”

This follows the heels of CNN sending down a TV crew to cover the race, yet spending the majority of the time focusing on Lands and abortion and very little time with her Republican opponent Teddy Powell and the issues he feels are more important.

Lands' ads currently airing revolve around abortion, and she recently shared her own abortion story.

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Lands told WAFF about the abortion issue, “It just seems wrong that we have taken a giant leap backwards there.”

“Families are in crisis, and women’s health is at risk," she added.

Jones is an outspoken critic of Alabama's abortion laws. Abortion was a major issue when he ran against now-U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn). Since leaving office, Jones has endorsed candidates for state and federal elections that are strongly pro-abortion.

Lands' opponent, Powell, said he doesn't see this as a referendum on abortion and added that people in the district are more focused on keeping good schools, economic development flowing, and improving infrastructure.

1819 News has attempted to reach out to Lands and her campaign to ask if she believes in any restrictions on abortions, but as of publishing, has not received a response.

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