Roy Moore Wins Senate GOP Runoff in Alabama
And it’s a rebuke for Trump, who threw his political capital behind Strange — to no avail — in a state where he remains very popular. The president tweeted out his support for Moore shortly after the race was called.committed voters, making a low turnout primary good news for the candidate. Moore wears the disciplinary action against him as a badge of honor, arguing this makes him more trustworthy than the other candidates. “I’ve stood for traditional marriage and the acknowledgement of God, and with that, I have been reported to ethics commissions,” Moore said on the campaign trail. “It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.”McConnell, the SLF and the National Republican Senatorial Committee agreed to back Moore in statements Tuesday night.
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Roy Moore wins Ala. GOP primary runoff for Senate, defeating Trump-backed incumbent
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Moore framed his win as a blow to the establishment.with your internet connection. Please refresh the page and retry.’ + ‘Trump’s support for Strange always seemed incongruous.
Trump’s one criticism of Moore in his appearance in Alabama on Friday was that Moore had “a very good chance of not winning a general election”. The former judge pushed back on this to the Guardian on Tuesday night: “I think he was misinformed about my chances. The poll numbers show that I’m far ahead right now.”
Roy Moore defeats Trump-backed Luther Strange in Alabama Senate runoff
“I might have made a mistake,” Trump told the crowd at the rally. “They’re going to say, ‘Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. It is a terrible, terrible moment for Trump. This is total embarrassment.’ ”
It’s exceedingly unlikely that this particular confluence of events will present themselves again, in 2018 or basically ever. Trump and McConnell put their combined political weight behind Strange, who was appointed by a governor who has since resigned in scandal, out of loyalty and a hope that he would offer more predictable support for the GOP agenda.
The Senate Leadership Fund put out a statement before the AP had called the race, conceding that Moore had “won this nomination fair and square” and that he would have the superPAC’s support going forward.
At a rally for Moore on Sunday, Bannon described McConnell and his allies as “corrupt and incompetent.”
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, greets supporters before his election party, in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Moore has made an already difficult life for gay Alabamans even harder, said Alex Smith of Equality Alabama, an LGBTQ rights organization. “We are very concerned about Moore becoming a senator,” Smith told me. “It’s been incredibly terrifying for LGBT folks in the state to watch.”A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
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“He put the Ten Commandments (in the Alabama Supreme Court building) and someone told him not to do it and he did it anyway,” she said. “He’s against gay marriage, and you know, that’s something that’s their business, not his business.”
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Tuesday night victory in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary runoff. The Republican base is so nuts that even President Trump’s late intervention could not persuade GOP primary voters to support sitting Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who is merely an extreme Trump supporter. Instead, they had to pick one of the most divisive figures in American politics to represent them.
Alongside Bannon, the pro-Trump Great America Alliance and key members and aides in the House Freedom Caucus came to Alabama looking to ensure a Moore victory.In their minds, Alabama was the test case — and they succeeded.Strange is now a lame-duck senator who will step down once the victor of December’s special general election is crowned.
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Roy Moore Wins Alabama's GOP Senate Primary
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Trump pick Luther Strange loses to Roy Moore in Alabama primary for US Senate
brandished a revolver in one of his recent campaign rallies, Moore touts politics that are raw and identity-based, appealing to those who believe that conservative Christian religious culture should infuse the civic institutions that govern all of us.
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"Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Nov," Trump said on Twitter Tuesday night after it became clear Strange had lost.
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Mr. Jones said in a statement that Alabama needed a serious senator who would rise above partisanship and work with everyone in Congress. He criticized the debate among Republicans leading up to Tuesday’s election as lacking substance. “I will never embarrass the people of Alabama,” Mr. Jones said. “I am running so the people of Alabama can be proud of their next senator.”End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump