A flight of high-profile black Democrats will fan out across African-American parts of the state this weekend in a last-minute push to raise awareness of the election, a Jones campaign official confirmed to NBC News.

The surrogates include Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. The airlift is being organized by Rep. Terri Sewell, the only Democrat in Alabama’s congressional delegation, who is also black. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who led the “Bloody Sunday” march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma 52 years ago, had intended to join them but cancelled due to inclement weather…

“It’s very difficult to appeal to white and blacks at the same time,” said Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman who was the party’s gubernatorial nominee in 2010. “I’ve been there, it’s a hard thing to do.”