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Roy Moore is unfit for the Senate - will any Republican say so?

28 September 2017

To win, Jones needs to woo a significant portion of white Republicans turned off by Moore, in addition to mobilizing the state's sizable African-American population, analysts say. "They're going to say 'Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. Finish the job - vote today for 'Big Luther, '" Trump tweeted early Tuesday, only to delete the message shortly after 10:30 p.m.

And despite the commander-in-chief's support for unusual, virtually all parties seem eager to Wednesday Moore's victory to the same surge that catapulted Trump to victory-one that readily invokes God. "I congratulate Roy Moore on the result this evening", odd said in a statement.

Of course, he is also a birther who continues to question whether Barack Obama was born in the United States.

What may have fatally wounded unusual, however, was that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also voiced support for him in the runoff and provided $9 million from the Senate Leadership Fund for Strange's campaign.

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After rocking the GOP establishment with his win Tuesday, Moore now goes up against Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, in December. Odd at the time was Alabama attorney general. He re-posted that congratulations a few minutes later, after correcting the post to read, "WIN in Dec!"-the actual month of Alabama's Senate election". Trump's decision to delete these tweets odd isn't just weird and confusing.

Odd told his supporters that "we wish (Moore) well going forward".

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore won the GOP primary runoff election on Tuesday, defeating establishment candidate Sen.

SLF President and CEO Steven Law said Tuesday that Moore won the nomination "fair and square" and the group will now back him.

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Moore's victory sets the stage for a spate of intra-party bouts in 2018's midterm elections. And, like Moore, they have support from Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House chief strategist who has portrayed the contests as rebukes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and congressional leadership that has failed to enact Trump's agenda. "Moderate Republicans are just as offended as Democrats that Roy Moore might wind up in the Senate".

He has campaigned on a platform of placing Christianity at the center of public life.

Mr Moore is an outspoken evangelical Christian who was twice ousted as Alabama's chief justice. Sure enough, he quickly thumbed his nose at the federal judiciary again; this time ordering probate judges in Alabama to defy the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage. Democrats in Alabama are hopeful that they could have a fighting chance with such a controversial character as the Republican candidate. It will be won by seeing the people, seeing rural Alabama and urban Alabama in the country stores and cafes, cow sales, fire departments and fish fries, small town Alabama, school houses and courthouses. Moore already had a long career (and string of controversies) revolving around his insistence on displaying the Biblical laws, but the monument controversy hit a fevered pitch, resulting in thousands of protesters and various leaders of the Religious Right descending on the Alabama state capitol to defend him.

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Roy Moore is unfit for the Senate - will any Republican say so?