The Alabama senate race for Jeff Session’s vacant seat has been a wild ride that is quickly coming to an end, but not without some fireworks.
In the heated contest, conservative icon Judge Roy Moore is attempting to fend off Washington establishment republican Luther Strange, a man technically endorsed by President Trump, even though the Commander in Chief has been backtracking on a number of his statements regarding Strange in the past few days.
It’s not only Donald Trump who may have been duped into jumping aboard the Strange bandwagon, either. A number of dubious and downright deceitful claims against Moore have been surfacing in the home stretch of this tumultuous election, many with ties to a Mitch McConnell led PAC who have been accused of doctoring audio clips to disparage Moore’s supporters.
One particular bone of contention that the Washington elites have been attempting to pin on Roy Moore has been a lack of support for the Second Amendment; a blatantly false claim that Moore himself put to rest this week.
“Strange’s allies had poured nearly $11 million into the race as of Friday, and Strange’s campaign organization has outspent Moore by more than 300 percent.
“The winner of the Tuesday runoff election will face Democrat Doug Jones in the December general election as Republican try to keep the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
Just this week, President Trump reiterated his non-endorsement support for Moore claiming that he would “campaign like Hell” for the Judiciary should he defeat Strange on Tuesday.
Moore’s emergence as a real contender on this race has been considered a referendum on the growing conservative base of America. Moore, like Trump, is a bit of a Washington outsider, preferring to focus on the issues that face his constituents rather than the issues that annoy special interests, lobbying groups, and big industry.