As the nation lurches forward, and away from the liberal principles that two terms of Barack Obama have shoved us toward, House and Senate races are the next battleground for the burgeoning conservative movement.
When Donald Trump was elected President in November, it signaled to the nation that the silent conservative majority was once again ready for a seat at the head of the table. What follows now is a return to principle for many republicans, and a great deal of smaller political contests will, hopefully, follow suit.
In Alabama, things are looking good for social conservative Roy Moore, who is battling against a pseudo-incumbent whose appointment was seen by many as an uncouth and unethical move.
“In the special election for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, Judge Roy Moore is the clear front-runner.
“Moore holds a commanding 10-point lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange, according to a poll conducted by potential primary challenger Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Roy Moore leads the race with 30 percent, followed by Strange at 20 percent, and Rep. Brooks in ‘the low double-digits.’
“Strange was appointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley before he resigned last month. Many see the appointment as a corrupt deal struck between a governor, Bentley, mired in scandal and the state attorney general, Strange, prosecuting him.
“Gov. Kay Ivey, Bentley’s successor, called for an early special primary election on Aug. 18 followed by a runoff on September 26 and a general election on December 12.”
Alabama’s senate race is just one of many deep south congressional runoffs beings closely followed by Washington D.C. Georgia is also embroiled in a bitter election between republican Karen Handel and democratic wunderkind John Ossoff – an inexperienced yet charismatic character who is riding a wave of millennial novice into the spotlight.