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Roy Moore Wins Alabama's GOP Senate Primary

Roy Moore Wins Alabama's GOP Senate Primary

Luther Strange in a Republican runoff.

The result represents a risky challenge to the Republican Party leadership in Washington of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, of the Senate and House respectively, because it will be seen as a fresh rebuke to the party establishment by Republican voters in the southern state. Dean Heller in Nevada's Republican primary. Voters put him back in the same position.

It all turned out for naught, with Moore's victory dealing a bitter blow to the GOP's establishment wing.

President Donald Trump also campaigned for odd, holding a rally in the state on Friday, as did Vice President Mike Pence.

It sets the stage for a spate of intra-party bouts in 2018's midterm elections.

For all the right-wing insurgency's bluster - and despite its efforts in places like neighboring MS in 2014 and Arizona a year ago - a sitting GOP senator had not been toppled in a primary since Indiana's Richard Lugar in 2012.

Odd and Moore were fighting for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat once occupied by Jeff Sessions, who became United States attorney general earlier this year.

The former judge received the support for former White House aides Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, actor Chuck Norris, and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock.

"Doug Jones is a strong candidate", McCrary said.

"The messenger is the message". Democrats hope that he could woo some moderate Republicans and independents who can't stomach Moore's extreme-right views to his side, but given the conservative nature of the state, Moore still remains the favorite.

And it began before there even was a race.

The appointment of unusual, then Alabama attorney general, came just before Bentley was ousted amid a sex scandal. Robert Bentley - couldn't shake his "establishment" image. Jeff Sessions became US attorney general. But, Moore's tenure was again cut short and he was suspended from office. "He ran a spirited campaign centered around a dissatisfaction with the progress made in Washington".

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"We are proud to have fought alongside President Trump and the NRA in support of a dedicated conservative who has loyally supported this President and his agenda", SLF President Steven Law said in a statement sent shortly after 9 p.m. EST.

"I think this was more of a truly state election", he said.

Votes are being counted Tuesday night in Alabama's hard-fought Republican Senate contest between Sen.

While private citizens can delete their tweets freely, Trump's deletions are more legally uncertain.

But on Tuesday, Moore's gamble paid off in a big way.

Quickly, the third-place primary finisher Brooks' district in northern Alabama became a battleground. The election comes the same day a third major GOP push to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, with Senate Republicans pulling a bill they'd sought to pass this week.

"Serving the people of Tennessee in this capacity has been the greatest privilege of my life", Corker said in a statement, as he reminded people that he had originally said he "couldn't imagine serving more than two terms".

Mr Moore's success raises the possibility that while Republican Party loyalists have sought a means to work with the president, the forces that swept him to power could be beyond even Mr Trump's control. His campaign also got a boost last week when former Vice President Joe Biden announced he would stump for him.

Vice President Mike Pence, right, makes a campaign stop to support Sen.

He seemed to take the attack ads personally, complaining about them in interviews and at every rally.

At the entrance to an election night watch party for Moore, there was a large display of the Ten Commandments. Armed with opposition research notes, Moore attacked odd for being a lobbyist and for McConnell groups' spending. A bigger problem was Strange's appointment by then-Gov. Observers of Capitol Hill have said Republicans should be terrified of Moore winning. He'd also invited Nigel Farage, the British "Brexit" figure. Moore, meanwhile, has reveled in casting himself as an outsider. "They think you're nothing but rubes", Bannon said there. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

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