2020 Primary Elections

Roy Moore Sues Over Ads in 2017 Campaign

Roy Moore, candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.

Roy Moore filed suit last week alleging Democratic fundraisers collaborated on a disinformation campaign against him and intimidation tactics aimed at voters.

Named in the suit were political action committee Highway 31, Senate Majority PAC, the chairman of Super PAC Priorities USA, the ad company Bully Pulpit International and Waterfront Strategies.

Highway 31 ran ads during the race publicizing allegations Moore had sexually harassed a number of teenage women when he was in his 30s.

Moore, who is Alabama’s former chief justice and a candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate, filed suit in federal court Friday.

Moore’s suit also cites ads run in his 2017 race for Senate that said it was public record whether someone had cast a ballot, which he alleged were attempts to intimidate voters.

“It’s past time that those responsible for the false and libelous Highway 31 ads are held accountable for their malicious and intentionally defamatory ‘Mall’ ads against me in the Alabama Special Senate election in 2017,” Moore said in a statement. “This is only the beginning of my effort to put a stop to fraudulent campaign tactics designed to steal elections from the people of our country and, in this case, the people of Alabama.”