Senate Runoff Candidates Address State GOP Executive Committee

Aug 26, 2017


Roy Moore and Luther Strange

U.S. Sen. Luther Strange made his case to state Republican party leaders on Saturday, urging them to vote for him in a GOP runoff next month because of his "conservative accomplishments" and the endorsement of President Donald Trump.

Former Chief Justice Roy Moore, who faces Strange in the runoff, lashed out at Strange's financial backing from the GOP establishment and said the "Washington crowd" was trying to buy the Senate seat from Alabama.

Sharing a stage for the first time since securing their spots in the runoff, Moore and Strange spoke to more than 400 members of the GOP executive committee on the campus of Troy University. The brief speeches highlighted style differences between the two Republicans vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat. It also was a prelude to what is expected to be a bitter runoff between the two men who sprang from different factions within the state GOP.