January 24 2018

Battle for the Soul of Trump's GOP: Alabama runoff in the spotlight

January 24 2018, 01:54 | Van Peters

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Moore now holds a slight lead in polling over odd, whom President Trump has endorsed and plans to stump with on Friday.

"Drain that swamp! This is our line in the sand, Alabama!" In recent days, Trump has remarked that "Alabama is sooo lucky to have a candidate like" odd and has commended him for being "tough on crime, borders and trade".

"Senator Luther Strange has gone up a lot in the polls since I endorsed him a month ago".

Roy Moore, the disgraced former judge and current frontrunner in a US Senate election, has said that "homosexual conduct should be illegal".

Not all of the demands were agreed to as odd opened the debate and Moore closed.

But rest assured - I won't back down. "It is a vote for the people's agenda that elected the president". The McConnell-allied Senate Leadership Fund has spent millions to help unusual - first by running negative ads against Rep. Brooks and now turning its fire on Moore. Luther Strange and conservative challenger Judge Roy Moore. Iowa Rep. Steve King endorsed Moore on Thursday. "We need more bold leaders like Judge Moore who will fight for all of us in the U.S. Senate".

But Armstrong Williams insisted the praise was "not an endorsement" and said Carson was "just showing support for his friend".

Eventually, considering he is receiving quite a bit of MAGA support despite not getting the endorsement of the president, Moore claimed unusual only got Trump's support because the president was misled by McConnell.

The victor of the runoff will challenge Doug Jones in the December 12 general election.

For his part, Moore was careful not to criticize Trump. He discussed his long-promised border wall, called allegations of Russian election meddling a "hoax", and relived his 2016 general election victory at length.

Trump is slated to make his way to Huntsville, Ala., Friday to lead a rally in support of Strange's Senate bid. If Moore is the nominee, will the Washington-based PAC's continue to shell out the funds for him as they have done for unusual? "He caved. He did not stand", Moore said.

One of those was Laura Skipper.

The twice-removed former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice is now vying to become Alabama's next U.S. senator, taking on sitting U.S. Sen.

President Trump had conventionally offered Sen.

"We can pretty much tell he's going to attack the whole night".

A typo on the address, as you can see in these photos, show the web address was mistakenly listed as "", misspelling the word "deserves".

Public opinion polls have consistently shown odd trailing Moore, who was the top vote-getter of 10 Republicans who competed in the first round of primary voting in August.

The debate, itself, was a rarity in modern politics - a one-on-one encounter with no moderator, no audience questions and no queries submitted via social media platforms.

Both have emphasized their support for Trump, who remains popular in the deep red state. Republican leaders fear that candidates who are too far to the right could lose to Democrats, who are seeking to wrest control of the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections.

The most important question in the race, according to odd, is: "Who's most qualified to ensure the president's agenda is accomplished in Washington?"

While Donald Trump may have chose to endorse Luther Strange for the Senate seat, Judge Moore is hopeful his plans for Washington will win over the support of Alabama.

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