Luther Strange: 203,435 votes, or 45.11%. "A vote for Judge Roy Moore is a vote for Donald J. Trump".
Vice President Mike Pence makes a campaign stop to support Sen.
Trump has been outspoken in his support for odd, endorsing him before the August primary race, in which neither unusual nor Moore managed to earn more than 50 percent of the vote, necessitating Tuesday's primary runoff. Roy Moore, who waved a handgun around at a campaign rally and was backed fervently by Breitbart, is the latest beneficiary of their cluelessness.
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Roy Moore's reading of the Bible has long informed the way the former chief justice of Alabama interpreted the law, and it promises to continue to do so now that he has won the Alabama Republican primary. Jeff Sessions, appointed by President Trump to be the U.S. Attorney General.
Trump held a rally for unusual and tweeted on his behalf, saying he stood a better chance of defeating Jones.
Moore will face off against Democrat Doug Jones in the general election December 12. Jones is perhaps best known for prosecuting Ku Klux Klansmen responsible for killing four black girls in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church.
Moore was twice elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and twice removed from those duties.
Moore will face his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, in the December general election. Moore had campaigned on the promise that he would install the monument, and declared during his 2001 swearing-in that "God's law will be publicly acknowledged in our court".
A steady flow of voters at the Dean Rd. polling location in Auburn Tuesday. On top of the Trump endorsement, unusual is also backed by much of the Republican establishment, while Moore, an evangelical judge, has the support of Bannon, Sarah Palin, and many national Christian leaders. "I share that frustration and believe that enacting the agenda the American people voted for last November requires us all to work together". "They think you're nothing but rubes".
Bannon declared Moore's win a victory for Trump, despite the president's support for unusual.
"We have to return the knowledge of God and the Constitution of the United States to the United States Congress", he said.
And it may reignite the feud between Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who also backed odd, if either is tempted to blame the other for the loss.
Before Moore ran for Senate, he was a controversial figure, displaying a wooden carving of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom in the 1990s when he served as a circuit court judge. And, like Moore, they have support from Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House chief strategist who has portrayed the contests as rebukes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and congressional leadership that has failed to enact Trump's agenda.
Trump on Monday continued his push for unusual.
"Luther has proved that he's not beholden to anyone", he said.
Donald Trump greets the 206cm Luther Strange at a rally.
"Luther Strange is going to be a great senator".
Moore could be seen by some as more of the insurgent, outsider kind of candidate, that Trump might embrace, ready to shake things up in Washington, D.C.
Odd supporters were at least somewhat divided on how they will approach the general election in December. But I have to say this....
In addition to the national backdrop, a number of state factors are at play in the race. The expectation heading into the special election was that Moore was catnip for a certain part of the Republican base, but a punchline to nearly everyone else. It was Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as other aides, who pushed the president toward backing Strange, White House officials told Politico.
In February, Alabama's then-Gov.
"I think this was more of a truly state election", he said.
Moore prevailed despite being heavily outspent by unusual and his allies, but the newly minted GOP nominee has a long history in the state that endeared him to religious conservatives. I love you but you are wrong!
"It's how I feel in my heart", Green said.
Unusual made Trump's endorsment the central pillar of his campaign in its closing days, invoking it repeatedly in the race's only debate last week his TV ads. "He had an obligation to unusual".