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The Alabama GOP race for Senate is about to get LIT according to a new poll…

The Alabama Senate GOP primary list of candidates is still evolving but one potential-candidate has already taken a huge lead in a new poll out today.

And his name is…Roy Moore:

THE HILL – Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore leads the field of potential Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D), a year and a half after Moore lost what was supposed to be an easy election in a deep-red state.

A new poll shows Moore leading a still-evolving field of Alabama Republicans competing for the nomination. He is the top choice of 27 percent of Alabama Republican voters, according to the Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy Inc. survey.

The state’s three Republican members of Congress finish well behind Moore: Rep. Mo Brooks would take 18 percent, Rep. Bradley Byrne clocks in at 13 percent and Rep. Gary Palmer would take 11 percent.

State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh would take 4 percent, and businessman Tim Jones finishes with just 2 percent of the vote.

So far, Byrne is the only Republican candidate among those tested to have formally entered the race. Tommy Tuberville, the former Auburn University football coach, and state Auditor Jim Zeigler have also said they will run, though they were not tested in the survey.



After what happened to Moore in 2017, how hilarious would it be if Roy Moore wins the Alabama primary and then goes on to beat the pants off Doug Jones.

My guess is that many of you would find that quite satisfying – I know I would.

So far Moore hasn’t officially jumped into the race, but he has recently indicated that the’s seriously considering it.

If this poll is indication, he’d be a fool not to run.

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Paladin
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After watching the Dems successfully destroy Moore with allegations and then go on to crucify Kavanaugh, I imagine many will be supporting Moore out of a sense of guilt. Kind of like W. getting elected because many felt bad for not giving HW a second term.

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I’m very pleased to hear this. I’m not suprised that Judge Moore still has tremendous support. I bet that support has greatly increased. The people of Alabama know the honorable Judge Moore was wronged and maliciously targeted. It was just like what they did with Herman Cain. If he decides to run again, I hope he’ll be successful. He is strong Constitutional Conservative.

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Roy Moore has a burn it down attitude the likes of which is needed in a McConnell Senate. Brooks may be a semi-descent conservative, but I want a God fearing constitutional conservative with an ax to grind against the entire system.

jamespubliusmadison
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Mo Brooks ran as the constitutional conservative last time around, and Roy Moore ran as the populist disrupter. The Alabama voters will ultimately decide who prevails on the Republican side, but from a strategic standpoint, why in the world would they want to relitigate the rape allegations (guilty or innocent) in the court of public opinion, and risk losing another Senate election? More women will surely come forward, and so far Moore’s defense has been embarrassingly weak. Any other Republican is a sure thing, and Senate Republicans need enough seats to overcome routine defectors like Lisa Murkowski.

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For those pushing Mo Brooks, he would be a good candidate, but Judge Moore deserves a shot at redemption. As easily as they took out Moore last time, they can find something on Brooks. Moore has been through it already and there isn’t anything else they can throw at him.

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It would be satisfying but Brooks is a better candidate and has a better chance of winning. Judge Moore just doesn’t seem to be able to counter the left’s onslaught effectively.

Tracy
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Yeah, I agree.

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Well we already having fearful snowflakes on the conservative side begging Roy Moore NOT to enter the race. Nice. He was lied against and smeared ala Kavanaugh, but some on our side DO NOT want to see him vindicated or make a comeback like Tiger Woods. My guess it is because he is too conservative. He backs the traditional conservative line with Christian social morals and values. Eeewww! Yuck! Some on our side say. Well, I say we need more social conservatives elected to the federal level, not less. Run Roy. It would be sweet vindication. As a resident of Alabama transplanted from another state, I didn’t vote in the last election. I have talked to a few voters who were swayed (conned) by the media hit job on him the last time around. Let’s get behind him this time for the win.

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There were many of the butTrump idiots who pegged Moore as guilty. Trump said something nice about him and that was all they needed. Emotionally stunted morons. Like Leftists.

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The fact that he is a proven jackass will work against him. His incompetence in dealing with a smear cost him an easy win already.

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The smears were lies! Those are tough to deal with. The media in Alabama, is just like the national media. Most of them are liberal. What EXACTLY would have been YOUR strategy? I am so interested in hearing a specific 3-5 point plan that YOU would have been able to execute flawlessly. Roy didn’t see it coming last time. He knows about it this time. That will be the difference. The voters are also aware this time that they were played by the media and these b.s. women!

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The man waited too long to refute the attacks, stated he would counter-sue and didn’t, fumbled in his replies, and in general behaved as if he was entitled to the benefit of the doubt when he was in the cross-hairs of an obvious campaign smear. He threw away an easy win. Don’t try and blame it on the Turtle. Moore is a jerk. His only virtue: His opponent was (and will be) much worse. I hope he learned something and can pull this out and win, but I’m not optimistic.

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Mitch will Never allow that…They are currently looking for a butt kisser!

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According to my conservative friends in the state, outside of Moore, the guy in second place, Mo Brooks, is another solid conservative. If Roy doesn’t get it, then Brooks should be the one that our side should back.

jamespubliusmadison
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The GOP establishment took out Mo Brooks (the conservative) in the primary, and then helped Democrats take out Moore (the populist disrupter) in the general election with fictitious rape allegations, when the Alabama voters decided they wanted nothing to do with the RINO candidate. It worked so well, Democrats attempted to derail the Kavanaugh confirmation with the same tactics, but the GOP establishment had his back, so he could vote in unison with John Roberts on the Supreme Court. Hopefully, divine intervention will deliver Mo Brooks to the Senate this time.

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Mo Brooks would be excellent. He lost last time with no help from The Rinos. They didn’t want Roy Moore either and still don’t. Roy Moore got the shaft from Republicans. Mitch never lifter a finger to stick up for him but he sure fought like hell for Kavanaugh.
Unless the people overwhelm the voting booths so they can’t cheat, we have a real good chance of losing again…

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Well if you ever want to see the GOP step and fight for something, just put Roy Moore on a primary ballot and they’ll all of sudden turn into the most cunning, cutthroat, hard-charging political operation on the planet.

that being said there are better candidates than Roy Moore in Alabama, you can’t give that seat up just to run him and stick your thumb in the of the garbage heap GOP ….you may need that one vote to stop Sanders Care or the Kamala gun confiscation act of 2021 ….

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Disagree, I want a guy like Moore with a major ax to grind against the likes of McConnell. You want to up really up end the system then you have to back a guy like Moore. He’s all action, less talk, unlike our President.

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Upending the system for the sake of upending the system is a reckless strategy. It only takes a few disrupters to shake things up, and a whole host of strong willed, principled conservatives to stabilize the system, and restore our founding principles. Tearing things down is easy, but we need people like Mo Brooks, and Chris McDaniel in the Senate doing the hard work.

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I do think Roy Moore was definitely targeted and destroyed during this election, but I also thought Mo Brooks was the true Conservative in the race. I guess I would lean more towards Brooks, but who knows these days? Up is down and down is up! silly

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I liked Mo Brooks too, and wanted him to beat Roy Moore in the primaries.

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The most important issue is the false notion of judicial supremacy. Roy Moore knows and understands the entire system is uprooted right now with a political system that believes the judiciary is the most pre-eminant branch of of our republic. It certainly is not and while Mo Brooks may be a conservative, he does not understand the threat an unconstitutional judiciary means to our system of government. Roy Moore DESIRES to give them the proverbial finger…..I’ll take a guy like that.

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Nope. Anyone but Moore and that person beats Jones easily.

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Roy may not be my first choice, but if he beats Brooks in the primary, he will win this time around. Alabama voters know they were played by the media/DNC smear machine. They won’t fall for it this time. There is a lot of voter regret for voting for the Dem last time.

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I have to say this doesn’t sit well with me. There will be too many comparisons to Kavanaugh and there shouldn’t be ANY.

I don’t know what the story is with Moore, but it’s clear there was at least a little smoke there even if there was no fire. Different times, all that etc.

With Kavanaugh there was literally no there there. I would hate to see these two conflated, and you know the Dems would jump at the chance to do it.

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Here is the story in case you don’t know it: Back in the 1970s, it was common for families to promote their daughters (yes some as young as 16) to prominent men who had a future. Roy was the target of several of these attempts, but was NEVER improper with any of the women. He chose someone else and has been happily married for nearly 40 years. That is the story that is true and never came to the surface because the media is the propaganda arm for the demonRats. They won the last time around. They won’t be so lucky this time.

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I’m with you. The non-politically-motivated stories about Moore’s flirtations with young women was uncomfortable at best. If Moore runs again, I’d view that as being an extremely selfish move on his part akin to something that Hillary Clinton did to her party in 2016 and would possibly do to her party in 2020.

The voters made their decision and chose a Democrat in Alabama, of all places. Moore’s classiest move would be to stay out of the race.

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trytothinktrytothink Well said.

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Not sure how he defeats a Dem in a presidential election year when he couldn’t do it in a special election in the deep south that would heavily favor a Republican. I’d rather they wipe the slate clean and put someone younger/refreshing and fiscally conservative (or even Sessions)

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Actually there was heavy Democrat turnout and very low Republican turnout in the last special election and Moore only lost by 20,000 votes. Jones didn’t have the record of liberalism that he has now (voted against Kavanaugh, is pro-illegal immigration). I don’t see how Jones can win based on his very liberal record and the fact that Trump will win the state by at least 28 points. Jones would need 300,000 Trump voters to vote for Jones even though Jones is mostly against what Trump wants.

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Additionally, anyone should know what happened if they were following the race closely. I was. He was another innocent Republican smeared. Funny how it only works one way isn’t it? Only the Republicans can have unsubstantiated smears against them believed by others. A demonRat needs 5 witnesses, photographs, polygraphs, and thousands of pages of proof against him……………………..only to get the story of his guilt on page 99 of the newspaper! Check out the media silence about the top 3 demonRats in Virginia. If they had all been Republicans, they would have been GONE by now. Nice.

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Thor77Thor77 Greater turnout in a presidential election would be more likely to elect the Republican rather than less. It’s cases of low turnout that often lead to counter-intuitive results, like the state of Alabama electing a Democrat senator.

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Well if Moore runs, McConnell and the boys will have to get a different batch of women to come forward,and make sure they do not screw up the High School Yearbook recordations

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Oooh hoo hoo! Lock up your daughters folks, big Roy’s back in town! Yeehaw!

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Not sure what to think. I felt he was being set up in 2017 (I believe McConnell hated him)… but of course, I and most of us will never really know. I trust Alabama to elect a good, sold, conservative candidate. We’ll see.

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SentinelSentinel He was set up by a homosexual Jeb Bush operative, Tim Miller.

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Miller was all over twitter and elsewhere telling Alabama voters to donate and vote to Jones.

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Avatarwilltapp I was reading a column on Bulwark that was very favorable to Pete Buttigeig. Then I looked at the author and it was none other than Tim Miller.

hubman
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If that scenario happens, we should keep the people at National Review on suicide watch ….

jamespubliusmadison
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The Weekly Standard must be rolling over in its grave…

hubman
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I’m sure they’ll be far too busy “conserving conservatism” to actually support any conservatives.

Besides, that gets in the way of getting Democrats elected.

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I sure do hope he fired his PR team from last time. They were too slow to condemn all the lies, and just left him hanging out there to be bashed by the relentless Democrat-led MSM.

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I really liked Judge Moore’s campaign strategist Dean Young. He did a very excellent job.

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Heh.

Tracy
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That was my first thought when I saw that…heh.

Tracy
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I have to admit I was surprised but I think voters saw the same tactics that worked on Roy Moore were beat back on Kavanaugh simply because Kavanaugh was one of the establishment’s own and Roy Moore definitely wasn’t.

Also, I wonder how much play this story got in Alabama? I was disgusted when I read it, what are the consequences?

Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/us/alabama-senate-roy-jones-russia.html

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Kavanaugh didn’t sit back and take it – he took the fight to his accusers. Roy is going to have to be willing to do that from day 1.

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I agree he is more eloquent than Roy Moore. But he also had the GOP on his side and talking about due process and how all these accusations are suspicious in their timing.

Everything they said could have been said about Roy Moore too, yet it wasn’t. They piled on because they didn’t want him either.

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Agree, which makes me want an individual like Moore over someone that is acceptable to the establishment like Brooks.

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I don’t put Moore and Kavanaugh in the same category. In every case, Kavanaugh was targeted by political operatives with weak accusations about events from when Kavanaugh wasn’t even an adult (or barely so).

The Roy Moore picture was more complicated. Sure, there were some political opportunists in the mix, but there were also some creepy credible accounts of his cruising the local mall in his thirties and flirting with teenage girls or dating girls who were “barely legal”, as the porn industry calls them. I don’t know if anything he did was illegal, but I’m really hoping that Alabama can do better.

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They were decades old allegations that came up when it could be used politically. There was nothing illegal and there had been no recent allegations to back it up.

Yes its the same.

Now the dating of young girls is creepy, and that is something to consider but not the other stuff that was printed to go along with that to pile on the smears.

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Maybe Sessions will try to get his old seat back.

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We do need a Keebler elf to hit our Senate diversity quota.

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CruzGalCruzGal I don’t want Sessions back. He stabbed Ted Cruz in the back and was horrible as AG. He should retire. What about Mo Brooks? I don’t know enough about him, but I heard he was the actual “Conservative” in the race.

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