Disgraced Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he is running for US Senate again in after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations. Moore is defying his party with his return to the political stage, and faces a crowded Republican primary field as he aims for an eventual rematch against the Democratic senator Doug Jones, who won against him in the special election to fill the seat previously held by former US attorney general Jeff Sessions. Some state and national Republicans, worried that Moore is too polarizing and could jeopardize what should otherwise be a reliable Republican seat, have discouraged him from entering the race. Republicans see retaking the Alabama seat as a top priority in The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, concurred in a brief interview with the Associated Press before the announcement. Moore brushed aside that criticism on Thursday, saying the people of Alabama are angry and want Washington to stay out of their elections.
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The former Alabama Supreme Court justice announced the decision in his home state after opening with a prayer, an introduction from his wife, Kayla Moore, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Richard Shelby. Why is there such a[n] anger? Why such a hatred and opposition to someone running? Why does the mere mention of my name cause people to get up in arms in Washington, DC?
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Senate was marred by allegations he sexually assaulted or pursued teenage girls while in his 30s, said on Friday that he may again run for the Senate. Senator Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor, defeated Moore by a narrow margin in a special election in December to fill the seat vacated by Republican Jeff Sessions when he became U. Jones was the first Democrat in a quarter-century to be elected to the U. Senate in conservative-leaning Alabama. If Moore, a year-old former chief judge in Alabama known for staunchly conservative views, does decide to run for the Senate in and secures the Republican nomination, he could find himself facing Jones again.
Senate election in Alabama scheduled for the following month. Three women alleged that he had sexually assaulted them. One asserted that Moore had assaulted her when she was 14 years of age, while another stated that he had assaulted her when she was 16; Moore would have been in his 30s at the time of both alleged assaults.