A federal jury on Friday ruled that a Democrat super-PAC defamed former judge and former Republican candidate Roy Moore in 2017, and award him a whopping $8.2 million in damages.
The Democrat super fundraiser Senate Majority PAC funded attacks ads that made false and defamatory statements about the judge, the jury decided in a verdict handed down on Friday in Alabama.
“We’re very thankful to God for an opportunity to help restore my reputation which was severely damaged by the 2017 election,” said Moore to the AP.
“This is a huge blow to a major super PAC out of Washington DC that interfered in a senate election in the state of Alabama,” he said. “The people of this state are tired of dirty politics and attempts by the establishment in Washington DC to control who the people of this state elect to the United States Senate.”
Senate Majority PAC funded Highway 31’s $4 million blitz campaign against Moore during his failed 2017 bid sensationalizing accusations that had been leveled at him.
The complaint was filed by Roy Moore and his wife Kayla in 2018 over an ad campaign that contained “false, misleading, and misrepresented statements and facts with the intent to mislead.”
Interestingly, in addition to Adam Muhlendorf of Longleaf Strategies and Edward Still of Highway 31 Super PAC and Josh Schwerin of Priorities USA, the complaint also named a now former Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton adviser: Jim Margolis. At the time he was botha a consultant to Highway 31 and founding partner at Waterfront Strategies, which was also named in the complaint. Waterfront is now GMMB Consulting, which is described as a “Democratic political consulting and marketing group.”
All were named in the original complaint, in a case that was just decided in Moore’s favor along with a huge judgment on damages.
Somehow, though, none of those names made it into the AP or NPR reports on this.