Strange, Moore to head Republican Primary Runoff
Montgomery, Ala. (WPMI) —
Strange and Moore will head to a runoff.
Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange advanced to a Republican primary runoff in Alabama's special Senate race on September 26th. This will put President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's political clout on the line in September.
Moore had 41 percent of the vote and Strange who was backed by Trump and McConnell had 32 percent.
Moore called his runoff a victory against the Washington Political elite and urged his supporters to work hard to get more peopleto the polls next month.
" President Trump is not on this, ballot Luther Strange is, and you don't judge a candidate by somebody who endorses him whether it be Chuck Norris or whoever it is. You judge by the character of the person in the campaign," said Moore talking to reporters after his speech to supporters.
Moore also made reference to questions regarding the removal of controversial monuments in including confederate monuments or his controversial 10 commandments monument which was removed from the steps of the Alabama Supreme Court building in 2003.
" We cant erase history, you cant erase history because history teaches you where you came from and how you have overcome those problems with race, how you've overcome those problems with slavery. if you erase your history you will repeat it. Monuments don't cause hate, people cause hate, " said Moore.
Campaign workers say they will set out to win the runoff because Alabama believes in Roy Moore. " We will have to work hard and beat the bushes and do what we do. I think the candidate is our best asset. Judge Moore has worked hard, he taken the lumps in different battles and with no question anyone would doubt that he believes what he says he believes because he has suffered the scares from different battles to prove it," said Kevin McKinley from Atmore.
"The thing is you got to go to the people you know will come out. that was our focus the whole week which helped make sure our supporters came out and it really paid off tonight because we really came off with a huge victory," said Gabriel Marchio a student at college student at Auburn University.