Published On: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

Roy Moore wins GOP runoff for Alabama’s Senate seat, vows to support President Trump

The former Alabama state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore was projected to win the Republican senate primary runoff in Alabama and the polling was accurate as Moore defeated Luther Strange, the establishment Senator who filled the vacant seat after Jeff Sessions moved to the role of Attorney General.“Together, we can make America great,” Moore said Tuesday night during his victory speech, borrowing President Trump’s slogan and adding, “Don’t let anybody in the press think that because he supported my opponent that I do not support him.”

Moore easily won, 54.6% to Strange’s 45.4% with Strange winning only four counties in the entire state.

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Trump appeared to be throwing his weight behind Strange, who benefited from an advertising onslaught against Moore of more than $10 million. Strange was backed by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader and the GOP establishment while Moore garnered support from Breitbart head and former White House aide Stephen Bannon as well as Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka.

“For Mitch McConnell and Ward Baker and Karl Rove and Steven Law, all the instruments that tried to destroy Judge Moore and his family, your day of reckoning is coming,” Bannon said at the Monday night campaign rally.

Moore moves on to face Democrat Doug Jones in December.

Trump offered congratulations to Justice Moore in a tweet. “Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!” he wrote.

The left and media despise Moore, describing him as a “throwback” with “virulent anti-gay, right-wing views” (CNN) or an “often-inflammatory candidate given to provocative remarks on same-sex marriage and race” (NY TIMES).

In the 1990s, Moore became chief justice and battled over a granite monument to the Ten Commandments, weighing in at more than 5,000 pounds, inside the state supreme court building. The judge defied federal orders to remove the rock and was removed from the bench in 2003.

Moore ran and won again in 2012 and defied a federal court decision and banning same-sex marriage . Moore resigned last year to pursue Sessions’ vacated seat.

“I write specially to state that the homosexual conduct of a parent — conduct involving a sexual relationship between two persons of the same gender — creates a strong presumption of unfitness that alone is sufficient justification for denying that parent custody of his or her own children or prohibiting the adoption of the children of others,” Moore wrote in a child custody case, one opinion the left will use over and over to attack Moore.

Moore labeled “homosexual conduct” by parents as being “detrimental to the children,” writing that it “is, and has been, considered abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature, and a violation of the laws of nature and of nature’s God upon which this nation and our laws are predicated.”

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