Roy Moore

Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Over ’17 Campaign Ads

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Republican Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit against people involved with a group that spent millions against him in the 2017 U.S. Senate race. Moore announced the defamation lawsuit Friday. In a press statement, he said it was part of “fraudulent campaign tactics” against him in the 2017 race he lost to Sen. Doug Jones. The…

Judge Weighs Defamation Claim Against Roy Moore

A judge will weigh whether Roy Moore made statements during the 2017 U.S. Senate race that could be considered defamatory against a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. The judge heard arguments Monday in Moore’s effort to dismiss the defamation lawsuit. Leigh Corfman said Moore molested her decades ago, when she was 14 and he was 32. Corfman filed…

Roy Moore Defamation Lawsuit Against Accusers is Paused

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge has paused a defamation suit filed by Roy Moore against women who accused him during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid of past misconduct. Circuit Judge Albert Johnson says the case will be held until a related defamation case against Moore by one of the women is resolved. During Alabama’s 2017 special Senate race, several…

Roy Moore Lags in Campaign 2020 Fundraising; Sen. Doug Jones Leads

Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 so far in his newest U.S. Senate race. Moore this week reported raising $16,693 since announcing his candidacy four weeks ago and trails almost all other candidates in fundraising. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones has raised the most. He brought in $2 million last fundraising quarter and has a campaign balance of…

Secretary of State John Merrill Running for U.S. Senate Seat

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has just announced he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. There has been speculation for weeks about him running, but today he made it official. The announcement came before hundreds of supporters and a strong media presence. Merrill says that people have been approaching him about the seat for months now and his…

Alabama’s Roy Moore to Announce US Senate Plans Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Conservative firebrand Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, confirmed that he will make an announcement on the Senate race Thursday. Moore ran for U.S. Senate in 2017, but lost the special election amid allegations of long ago sexual misconduct with teenagers….

President Trump Tweets Against a Roy Moore Senate Campaign

President Trump has taken to Twitter to speak out against a possible campaign by Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore ran for the U.S. Senate in a special election in 2017. Despite being a Republican and well-known for his time as Alabama’s Chief Justice, he lost to Democrat Doug Jones. This is what Trump said about Moore…

Poll: Alabama Voters Split on U.S. Sen. Doug Jones

A new Mason-Dixon poll shows Alabama voters are split in rating the job performance of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who is the only Democrat to hold statewide office. The poll shows 45% of those asked approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 44% who disapprove and 11% who weren’t sure. In a deep-red Republican state like Alabama, Jones might…

Alabama Appeals Court Justices Sworn In

Tom Parker is now Chief Justice

Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker is sworn in by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac Mcutcheon at the RSA Activity Center.   The new Chief Justice promised to make funding for the courts his number on priority. That’s the same problem previous Chief Justices have tried to solve, without success. The courts have laid off personnel in recent years because…

Moore Reacts

2017 Alabama U.S. Senate Election tactics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Facebook has suspended five accounts for misleading tactics during last year’s U.S. Senate race in Alabama. A statement from Facebook says the company “recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election.” Facebook says the investigation is ongoing. The Washington Post and New York…