Category: 2017 U.S. Senate Race

Moore Gets More: Former Alabama Chief Justice Defeats Luther Strange in Republican Senate Runoff

Luther Strange had almost everything that a candidate could ask for in the race to retain his seat in the U.S. Senate.

Besides being the incumbent, the former state attorney general had the endorsement of President Donald Trump, something he mentioned to voters repeatedly in the week leading up to Tuesday’s GOP runoff election. He also had millions of dollars in advertising support from the Senate Leadership Fund, controlled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, as well as the National Rifle Association’s political action committee. Both PACs flooded Alabama television and radio stations with commercials, and they were omnipresent on the internet as well.

But Roy Moore had more. In particular, he had more votes. Read more.