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Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:31:47 PM »
He's currently a congressman, and endorsed by Levin, and some other conservative groups:

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/336746-mark-levin-endorses-alabama-rep-in-senate-race

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Brooks jumped into the race last month. He’ll be seeking the GOP nomination against Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who was appointed to the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year.

“Mo Brooks is a stand-out,” said Levin, who is host of “The Mark Levin Show.” “He’s a reliable conservative and, ladies and gentlemen, we need more reliable, principled conservatives. Not Re-puke-blicans, I mean Republicans.

“I think Mo Brooks would be an excellent United States senator from the state of Alabama.”

Brooks is an outspoken member of Congress and was elected during the 2010 Tea Party wave. He’s considered one of the leading contenders in Alabama’s special election.

Levin isn’t Brooks’s only conservative endorsement. He also garnered support from Alabama Patriots, which is a state Tea Party group.

Alabama’s special election was initially scheduled for 2018, but the new governor moved it to late this year.

Strange was appointed in February by then-Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and has the backing of the GOP establishment.


Conservative Review, however, has him at 88%:
https://www.conservativereview.com/pdf/412395.pdf

But, his positions seem pretty solid.  He's also a FairTax guy, so I'm on board with him right off the bat:
http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Mo_Brooks.htm

I wonder why he's at 88%?
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 05:14:26 PM »
I thought I posted it here, but my money is still on Judge Roy Moore running away with this one.
This is, after all, Alabama...

In the special election for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, Judge Roy Moore is the clear front-runner.

Moore holds a commanding 10-point lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange, according to a poll conducted by potential primary challenger Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Roy Moore leads the race with 30 percent, followed by Strange at 20 percent, and Rep. Brooks in “the low double-digits.”

Strange was appointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley before he resigned last month. Many see the appointment as a corrupt deal struck between a governor, Bentley, mired in scandal and the state attorney general, Strange, prosecuting him.

Gov. Kay Ivey, Bentley’s successor, called for an early special primary election on Aug. 18 followed by a runoff on September 26 and a general election on December 12.

Moore’s candidacy in Alabama is strong. Many Alabamians see Moore – the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court – as a martyr for the social conservative cause after he was removed from office for directing state probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/poll-roy-moore-zooms-to-commanding-lead-in-alabamas-senate-race
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 05:42:53 PM »
Ah, found it. This is why he has my support, the Establishment despises him to their very roots, reaching all the way to Hell!

The most important special election of the year, and perhaps in recent memory, is about to unfold in the Deep South in just a few months. This election cuts to the core of the divide within the party.

Judge Roy Moore is everything we say we want and expect in a Republican politician but have become accustomed to and even content with never achieving. Chief Justice Moore is a man who actually believes in our ideals in heart, mind, and soul — not just sending out scam PAC fundraisers — but actually implementing those ideals in practice. His ascendency to the U.S. Senate would be a game-changer for conservatives of all stripes — not just social conservatives — in a way we have never expected to see. Failure to mobilize will result in the seat of former Senator Jeff Sessions falling to another McConnell yes-man.

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/lighting-up-america-judge-roy-moore-running-for-senate



http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/political-discussion-and-debate/judge-roy-moore-running-for-senate/msg335657/#msg335657

And the following day.
mIt was clear the GOP establishment would view the candidacy of Judge Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama’s special election – and the integrity he brings with him – as a consummate threat to their duplicitous operation. It only took them one day from Moore’s announcement to declare war on anyone who works for him.

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On Thursday, Politico’s Daniel Strauss reported that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is treating Luther Strange, the temporary replacement for now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appointed by the now disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley, as an incumbent. As such, it will blackball any vendors who do consulting work for his challengers in the upcoming special primary slated for August.

From Strauss and Politico Pro: “In recent days, the GOP Senate committee has warned at least two firms, Jamestown Associates and Strategic Perception Inc., against taking on clients who are running or considering running against Strange, according to half a dozen Republican operatives and officials in Washington and Alabama.”

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/is-the-gop-already-blackballing-roy-moore-supporters
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 06:57:44 AM »
"Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that's exactly what he'll do in the U.S Senate," Norris said in a statement. "That's why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore."

That much is true. No one knows what Moore will do. He's been removed from the Alabama state Supreme Court twice. He lost his job the first time in 2003 for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 ruling on religious displays in government buildings, and the second time for defying the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision.

The judge reviled on the Left as a totem of intolerance has led incumbent Sen. Luther Strange and Rep. Mo Brooks in two of the last three polls. None of the candidates are expected to win a majority of the vote in next week's election, triggering a September runoff.

Oh, and Chuck Norris endorsed Roy Moore.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chuck-norris-endorses-ten-commandments-judge-roy-moore-for-senate-in-alabama-special-election/article/2630826
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Alabama Senate candidate arrives on horseback to cast vote
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 01:19:16 PM »
Roy Moore, the front-runner in Tuesday’s Alabama Republican Senate primary, arrived at the polls on horseback to cast his vote.

It’s a personal tradition for the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who rode atop a brown and white horse. He was accompanied by his wife, Kayla, riding close behind.

After he dismounted his horse at the polling station at a local fire department in Gallant, Ala., Moore spoke to reporters.

"We look forward to registering our vote to make this country great again, make it good again," Moore told reporters, according to footage posted by AL.com, referencing President Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again."

He also hit one of his opponents, Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who has the backing of top Washington Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). A McConnell-allied super PAC has spent heavily during the primary campaign on Strange's behalf.
"We are looking forward to voting, and I hope we have big turnout today, because I know there is a lot of motivation out there to change Washington," Moore said.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/346639-alabama-senate-candidate-arrives-on-horseback-to-cast-vote
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Re: Alabama Senate candidate arrives on horseback to cast vote
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 04:31:00 AM »
Roy Moore, the front-runner in Tuesday’s Alabama Republican Senate primary, arrived at the polls on horseback to cast his vote.

It’s a personal tradition for the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who rode atop a brown and white horse. He was accompanied by his wife, Kayla, riding close behind.

After he dismounted his horse at the polling station at a local fire department in Gallant, Ala., Moore spoke to reporters.

"We look forward to registering our vote to make this country great again, make it good again," Moore told reporters, according to footage posted by AL.com, referencing President Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again."

He also hit one of his opponents, Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who has the backing of top Washington Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). A McConnell-allied super PAC has spent heavily during the primary campaign on Strange's behalf.
"We are looking forward to voting, and I hope we have big turnout today, because I know there is a lot of motivation out there to change Washington," Moore said.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/346639-alabama-senate-candidate-arrives-on-horseback-to-cast-vote

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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 05:15:22 AM »

Roy Moore            162,570    38.9%
Luther Strange          136,910    32.8

Mr. Moore and Senator Strange will compete in a runoff on Sept. 26. The winner will face Doug Jones, a former United States attorney who won the Democratic primary, in the general election on Dec. 12.

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/alabama-senate-special-election-primary
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 05:47:37 AM »
I've said it from the start, this is Moore's to lose. And there's no sign that he's faltering in the least.
The people are sick of the Establishment, and Roy is no friend of RINO.
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
I've said it from the start, this is Moore's to lose. And there's no sign that he's faltering in the least.
The people are sick of the Establishment, and Roy is no friend of RINO.

I love that he rode to vote on a horse... that was awesome!
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 11:26:58 AM »
I love that he rode to vote on a horse... that was awesome!
I'll be honest, beyond his being a Social Conservative, I really don't know that much about him, but the fact that the gop'E is running a candidate against him, one they had great promise for, makes me appreciate his candidacy all the better, that, and the fact he told a leftist judge to pound sand. :thumbsup:
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Mark Levin: It’s time to make ‘mob boss’ McConnell ‘heel!
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 03:53:25 PM »
Tuesday night on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin endorsed both Judge Roy Moore in Alabama and Kelli Ward in Arizona for U.S. Senate.

Moore and Ward are each running in primaries against incumbent Republican senators backed for re-election by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. In the second hour of his program, Levin harangued McConnell’s failed leadership and dirty campaign tactics, vowing to rally the nation to unseat McConnell in 2020.

“McConnell has been threatening the conservative agenda and Trump’s agenda from day one,” Levin said. “He has nothing but contempt for the American people … nothing but contempt for you.”

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/mark-levin-its-time-to-make-mob-boss-mcconnell-heel
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Re: Senate (special election) - AL - Mo Brooks
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 03:56:19 PM »
On that same note. :thumbsup:

Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger By 14 Points

The Arizona Flake is going down!
By the way, Trump is backing Kelli Ward.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is in trouble from all sides. With a dismal approval rating of 18 percent, he faces a primary challenge from former state Sen. Kelli Ward. At the federal level, President Trump torched Flake for being weak on borders, crime, and being a “non-factor” in the Senate. The president also called him toxic. In July, the Arizona senator’s vulnerabilities were highlighted by FiveThirtyEight, where the publication said it might not be a bad investment for Democrats to find someone to run against Flake since the state is shifting left, he’s never been popular, and he barely won in 2012.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/08/23/uh-oh-poll-has-sen-jeff-flake-trailing-gop-primary-challenger-by-14-points-n2371992
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