By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Judge Roy Moore for Senate campaign had been rocked by sudden accusations of unethical conduct by Moore 38 years ago as a single deputy district attorney in Etowah County. Powerful Washington powerbrokers, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were demanding that the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee decertify Moore as the Republican candidate in the coming special election. The fate of the campaign hung in the hands of 21 Alabama Republican leaders; when Chairman Terry Lathan and the steering committee voted to defy the Establishment and embrace Moore.