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Luther Strange in Alabama's special Senate election primary runoff.

"Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement", Trump wrote on Tuesday morning. And he'd need to be the beneficiary of a unique December 12 election that could present a turnout challenge.

Make no mistake: this is how we got Donald Trump in the White House.

Robert Bentley: The scandal-plagued former governor got one final kick in the teeth on Tuesday when unusual, who he appointed to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, lost.

Strange, a former state attorney general who'd pushed to suspend impeachment proceedings against Bentley, bore the marks of the latter's corruption. And, based on Moore's convincing win on Tuesday, it's uniquely possible Corker might have found himself on the wrong end of a primary. That tinge of scandal tainted odd, and both Moore and Rep. Mo Brooks, who finished third in the August primary and didn't make the cut for Tuesday's runoff, and cast Strange's appointment as corrupt.

Donald Trump has suffered a failure of elections in Alabama, its candidate having been defeated in a republican primary. Luther Strange, an appointed incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and allies of Sen. But it was also a risky move, with a large potential downside if Trump's candidate lost. I am especially grateful for the support of President Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as the strong example set by my friends Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions.

Odd in January was appointed by then-Gov. But the money didn't really matter against Moore, who had spent decades cultivating a base of committed supporters who weren't swayed by the barrage of negative attacks about him on the Alabama airwaves. Nearly immediately upon departing, Bannon retook the helm of Breitbart, a news site strongly supportive of Trump and opposed not only to Democrats but Republican leadership figures like McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

"Judge Moore knows the Ten Commandments is the basis for the Judeo-Christian west", Steve Bannon said.

Last week, the Moore campaign said he wouldn't vote for the Senate Republicans' latest health care plan unless it was a "full repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.

They ended up being disappointed.

Trump's post congratulating Moore on Tuesday night, remained visible on his Twitter account.

Roy Moore, the new Republican nominee to be US Senator from Alabama, wants to make gay people illegal.

Moore's activism ultimately cost him his job-he was removed from his position as Chief Justice in November 2003 by the state Court of the Judiciary.

In defiance of the ruling, Moore -- who had already been battling a U.S. District Court that ruled the state's marriage laws unconstitutional -- ordered Alabama's probate judges to continue enforcing the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

"I believe the Democrats should compete in every state in this country", said Sen. This should be the golden age for both men - a time of unified Republican rule that should allow a series of conservative principles to flower. His conservative credentials will serve the Republican agenda well, but his maverick style could do the opposite by adding more chaos to the unpredictable political climate.

Moore's opponent, Sen. Luther Strange was appointed by the White House to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became USA attorney general. Ray Campbell before a Democratic Senate candidate forum at the Princess Theatre on August 3, 2017 in Decatur, Alabama. A win for Moore is crucial for Republicans. Roy Moore is a awful bigot.

Moore also told a Vox reporter in August that he believed there are communities in the United States that are now living under Sharia law. This last fact could be pointed to as a reason for Republicans to be optimistic, yet cautious, given Trump's volatility with the electorate.


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