He's back! Roy Moore prepares for Alabama Senate rematch after Republican lost track of a series of claims of sexual misconduct with teenage girls
- Roy Moore, who lost a senate race in 2017 after a series of claims of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, runs back to the chair
- Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones
- He told Republicans in Alabama this weekend that he will announce in a few weeks
- Moore denied the charges against him
- A new poll shows that Moore is the predecessor of the GOP nomination
- Sen. Doug Jones is considered deep in danger in the red state
- A new poll showed that 50 percent of registered voters in Alabama say they want to replace Jones with a Republican
Roy Moore, who lost a Senate wed in 2017 after a series of claims of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, runs back in 2020 in what could become a rematch against the Democrat who defeated him.
Moore, 72, told a grassroots republican meeting in Alabama this weekend that he will announce his candidacy in a few weeks, the Washington examiner reported.
If he wins the GOP nomination, he is confronted with the Democratic Senate Doug Jones, who is considered one of the most threatened Democrats in the Senate.
Roy Moore, who lost a senate race in 2017 after a series of claims of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, runs back to the chair
Democratic Sen. Doug Jones is considered deep in danger in the red state
A recent Mason Dixon survey found that 50 percent of registered voters in Alabama say they want to replace Jones with a Republican.
Moore, the former chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, lost the special Senate election of 2017 to Jones after several women said that Moore had sought sexual and romantic relationships with them decades ago when they were teenagers, and in his 30s prosecutor.
Moore, who denied the accusations, believes that he was treated unfairly and that voters agree.
& # 39; The people of Alabama were misled; Jones had a free pass, & Moore confidant Dean Young told the Washington Examiner. & # 39; I would not be surprised if Judge Moore returns. & # 39;
Moore would lead the GOP primary field, the Mason-Dixon poll revealed on Tuesday, with 27 percent followed by Rep. Mo Brooks at 18 percent.
Jones is considered threatened in the deeply Republican state, after winning in unique circumstances.
His victory in the GOP stronghold immediately began to talk about who might challenge him, including Republican representative Bradley Byrne and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who left that seat of the Senate to join the Trump administration.
But Sessions said in December that he would not flee his old Senate seat.
Byrne was third in the poll with 13 percent. He is the only one who has announced his candidacy.
However, some Republicans are concerned that if Moore wins the Republican nomination, it can give Jones a victory.
A new poll shows that Roy Moore is the predecessor of the GOP nomination
President Donald Trump is popular in the state and endorsed Moore a week before the December 2017 special elections. But even that couldn't save him.
In the 2017 GOP primary, Trump supported Luther Strange, who was the temporarily appointed successor to Session and supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Moore sues comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for $ 95 million for misleading him to appear in his Showtime program & # 39; Who is America? & # 39;
His lawyers claim that the judge and his family have been the subject of widespread ridicule and humiliation. and suffered & # 39; severe emotional aches and pains and financial damage & # 39 ;, after he was duped to show up.
Roy Moore sues comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for $ 95 million for misleading him to appear in his Showtime program & # 39; Who is America?
During the interview, Cohen, who appeared in makeup and with a heavy accent like his fictional character, demonstrated Erran Morad, a supposed pedophile-detecting device that squeaked when it approached Moore.
The 71-year-old was so excited by the & # 39; pedophile detection strip & # 39; that he cut the interview briefly and said: & I support Israel. I don't support things like this. & # 39;
& # 39; This false and fraudulent representation and ridicule of Judge Moore as a sex offender … has seriously damaged Judge Moore's reputation and caused him, Mrs. Moore and his entire family, serious emotional distress, as well as and will cause financial damages harmed, & said the complaint.
Moore also prosecuted Showtime and his parent CBS Corp for indictment and accused all three suspects of fraud and deliberate infliction of emotional stress.