Moore holds election eve rally with Steve Bannon, other supporters in Midland

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 11, 2017, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore held a “Drain the Swamp rally” in Midland just 13 hours before Alabama voters go to the polls to decide whether they want to vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to be their senator, replacing Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become U.S. attorney general.

“We are not going to stand by and let people from out of state and California control this election,” Judge Roy Moore said. “Three years before I was born, 1944, America was in crisis. We were at war with Adolph Hitler and the armies of Nazi Germany.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said on the radio that many would die in that war; but we had faith. Three years later I was born. “In the 1960s, we started to forget God and we started to forget where our strength comes from.”

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Majority Republicans doubt Moore’s accusers: some reasons why

December 4, 2017

By Bill Britt 
Alabama Political Reporter

A new poll by CBS News finds that 71 percent of Alabama Republicans believe the allegations against Roy Moore are false. Of those surveyed, 92 percent of Republicans who don’t believe the claims against Moore think, “Democrats are behind the charges,” and 88 percent say, “newspapers and the media are behind them.” When reports leave gaps in a story or cite inaccuracies as fact, it’s not surprising that a vast majority of Republicans doubt what they read in the news and hear on television.

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McConnell, other Republicans call for Moore to withdraw if allegations are true

November 10, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released a brief press statement on Thursday regarding the sexual assault allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

“If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” McConnell said in the 9-word statement.

The Washington Post first reported on the allegations against Moore on Thursday in an investigative piece about Moore allegedly acting inappropriately with an underaged girl.

The Post’s story follows Leigh Corfman, 53, who said Moore inappropriately touched her when she was 14 years old. Moore was 32 years old at the time of the allegation and served as the assistant district attorney in Etowah County.

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