Roy Moore Defeats Senator Luther Strange In Alabama Primary

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The weeks leading up to the Alabama primary have been intense as both sides of the Republican Party have labeled this a critical fight. Establishment Republicans amped up their attacks as Senator Luther Strange’s opponent, former State Supreme Court justice Roy Moore. Similarly, anti-establishment Republicans have made this a battleground in their quest to drawn the swamp.

The results are in however and the polls were right. The race has been called for Roy Moore.

The Republican establishment candidate was defeated despite millions of dollars spent on the race. The support of President Donald Trump also couldn’t save Senator Luther Strange from the uprising of dedicated conservative activists.

The outcome will undoubtedly send shockwaves throughout politics.

While the results are still rolling in, multiple outlets are calling the race. At the time of publication, Moore has a 15% lead with almost half reporting.

As the results become finalized, the biggest story will be the margin. This can be an indicator of how bad things got for the Republican Party establishment in Alabama and how bad they will get elsewhere going forward.

How will the Republican Party respond? There are a number of storylines to follow in the coming days and weeks.

How will Senator Strange’s loss affect President Trump, who now has been delivered a congressional defeat? Does a loss affect President Trump’s endorsement power?

Speaking of the President, will he turn the tables on the Republican establishment and blame the likes of Leader McConnell for the stunning defeat?

To be sure, the victory of Roy Moore tonight in Alabama has set the stage for a conservative grassroots uprising against incumbent Republicans. As Steve Bannon recently said at a rally supporting Moore, the reckoning is coming.

Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.

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  • You mean the guy that got suspended for going against SCOTUS’s rule on gay marriage?

  • @GavinWax It must have been your endorsement.

  • TO BAD.

    • we have plenty of rinos….dont worry

    • Hes not libertarian on a host of issues. Hes just publicity hog that doesnt respect the rule of law. Hes out to sell books and be the center of attention.

  • Ryan

    • Mixed feelings on this. He has not historically been a good candidate and POTUS believes the Dems will now make this competitive

    • At least it’s a message to the establishment in D.C..

    • Luis Ortiz this guy was waxed by Bob Riley a few years back

    • Really?

    • Luis Ortiz yep

    • Luis Ortizhe did a stunt with the 10
      Commandments. Fob James had tried the same thing a few years before

  • Good.

  • The only good news is that he’s 70 years old and wont be there for a long time. Sad day in the country when Christian Taliban is able to win a gop primary.

  • Great!

  • Just wonderin’ if Sen. Strange will get the lifetime pension and benefits that all those people have voted for themselves. Hmmm