Judge Roy Moore led the field in the Republican Senate primary as expected and will face Luther Strange in the runoff on Sept. 26. As it turned out, the runoff features a classic replay of the battle between David and Goliath. Big Luther, who has been a Washington lobbyist for Big Oil before his official entry into politics, reportedly spent more than $16 million in the first primary, with most of it coming from a Washington-based SuperPAC. Judge Moore only spent about $700,000, much of it coming from small donations by individuals. You can figure out pretty quickly who David is in this race. The Washington crowd definitely does not want Judge Moore to win this race.
The run-off should be very interesting and I believe Judge Moore will win it. The runoff campaign has already started with robo-calls from a Washington-based group on Aug. 19-20, attempting to hurt Judge Moore. The information in the one I heard was totally false. Interestingly, the two things that have hurt Luther the most are the way he got his appointment from then Gov. Robert Bentley, who at the time was under criminal investigation by Luther’s office, and the fact that Luther has been and still is a part of the Washington Crowd, first as a lobbyist for the powerful oil industry, and now as an official part of the establishment.
Doug Jones won the Democratic nomination without a runoff. He will face the winner of the Moore-Strange runoff in the general election. Doug will be a tough opponent for the Republican nominee in the Fall.
When you get down to it there is nothing like “Alabama Politics.” There is one thing for certain and that is Alabamians don’t like to be told who to vote for! We will see if that holds true on Sept. 26.
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