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.