Projection: Roy Moore (R) defeats Sen. Luther Strange (R) in #ALSEN GOP runoff.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) September 27, 2017
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) September 27, 2017
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has won the Senate GOP primary run-off tonight, defeating Sen. Luther Strange. This election was triggered by Jeff Sessions’ appointment to be Attorney General in the Trump Administration. Sen. Strange was the former Alabama Attorney General, appointed to Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat by disgraced Gov. Robert Bentley amidst questions of corruption.
Moore and Strange were the two top vote getters in the initial primary election back on August 15. Since neither got over 50%, they went to a run-off. The GOP establishment went all-in for Strange, pouring millions into the race on his behalf. Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, and other liberal Republicans slandered Moore with millions of dollars in false attacks. Donald Trump even endorsed Luther Strange and campaigned for him. Despite all this, Roy Moore consistently led in polling throughout the run-off campaign, so tonight’s result is not a surprise.
He will now face off against Democrat nominee Doug Jones in the special general election on December 12. As the Republican nominee in Alabama, Moore is heavily favored to win.
Roy Moore rose to prominence in his defense of traditional American values, refusing to apologize for being a Christian and a conservative. He was first elected as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000. In 2003, he was farcically removed from office by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) for refusing to remove a statue of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building. He was elected again to be Chief Justice in 2012. Chief Justice Moore would again be farcically removed from office in 2016, this time for refusing to bow to the Rainbow Jihad in the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges.
The corrupt GOP establishment believed that Roy Moore and his political career was dead. Then, he announced his candidacy for Senate. Then, he won the GOP nomination. Next, he’ll be US Senator Roy Moore, and there’s not a damn thing Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, or an Alabama judicial review board can do about it.
We will have a man in office, who reflects the conservative nature of Alabama, rather than the corrupt cronyism that is so common in Washington D.C. If his past is any indication, he is also a man who is fearless in standing up for conservatism. Let Roy Moore be a lesson for all of us in what perseverance and conviction can do.
With Bob Corker announcing his retirement and Roy Moore one step closer to the Senate, today was a good day for conservatism.