National GOP tepidly embraces Moore

December 6, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

The recent embracement of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore by key Republicans has been met with a backlash from some of the party’s most influential members.

It began on Monday when President Donald Trump broke his silence on Moore and endorsed him outright in a tweet.

Previously, the president had a non-committal position on Moore and his recent allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers as a man in his 30s.

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Strange: Write-in campaign “highly unlikely”

November 15, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senator Luther Strange, R-Ala., said pursuing a write-in campaign is “highly unlikely” on Tuesday according to multiple media outlets.

Strange’s comments come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested a write-in campaign to oppose Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign. In a Wall Street Journal interview, McConnell suggested that former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions would make a good write-in candidate.

Alabama Chairman Terry Lathan told members of her party that anyone encouraging such an action would be thrown out of the party.

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Roby says Senate inaction has frustrated her too

October 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 2016, the Republican Party had overwhelming control of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. President Barack Obama, however, was able to thwart the Republican Congress. On Nov. 4, 2016, the voters shocked Democrats and their mainstream media allies by electing billionaire businessman and reality TV star, Donald Trump, a Republican, to succeed Barack Obama.

Republicans across the country expected to see a unified Republican-controlled government that would repeal Obamacare, cut taxes, grow the military, downsize the federal government, build a border wall, enforce America’s immigration laws and take in fewer Muslim refugees.

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