Polls Open In Alabama Senate Race; Trump Attacks Gillibrand On Twitter05:17
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Voters head in to cast their ballot as the doors open at a polling station set up in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Dec. 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Ala. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Voters head in to cast their ballot as the doors open at a polling station set up in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Dec. 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Ala. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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As voters in Alabama head to the polls to decide who their next senator will be, President Trump has set off a furor among Democrats with a tweet directed toward Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Trump tweeted Tuesday that Gillibrand would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them. Gillibrand said Trump's attack was a "sexist smear attempting to silence my voice." Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign over past allegations of sexual misconduct.

NPR's Mara Liasson (@MaraLiasson) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the latest.

With reporting from The Associated Press

This segment aired on December 12, 2017.

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