Moore and Strange Headed to Runoff; Jones Wins Dem. Primary

Aug 16, 2017

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (L) and U.S. Senator Luther Strange (R)

Sitting Alabama Senator Luther Strange will be facing off with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in a runoff for the Republican nomination for Senate.

Moore forced Strange into a runoff in yesterday’s primary election, even though the former Alabama Attorney General was backed by an endorsement from President Donald Trump and millions of campaign dollars from establishment Republicans.

The former Chief Justice has a strong following among the state’s evangelical voters after defiant stands in favor of a Ten Commandments monument in the state courthouse and against same-sex marriage. Moore tells his supporters they have sent a message to so-called Washington “elitists” that they were unable to control the race.

The Republican runoff will be held September 26. The winner will face Democratic nominee Doug Jones in a general election on December 12.