Headline RoundupJune 21st, 2019

Roy Moore Announces Senate Campaign; Met With Backlash

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, announced his candidacy for Senate, on Thursday. Moore was infamously accused of sexual misconduct during his 2017 run for Senate. He ran to replace the seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions, who went on to become the Attorney General of the United States. Moore, a republican, lost to democrat Doug Jones, the first democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years. Moore had the backing of President Trump during that 2017 campaign, but does not have that same support this time around. In fact, politicians and voters from his own side of the aisle have rebuked Moore's candidacy; Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) condemned the run by saying "we'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously." Freshman Senator Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) condemned Moore's candidacy by saying "Give me a break. This place has enough creepy old men." Moore is the fourth republican candidate to announce a campaign for Jones' Senate seat, with a fifth expected to announce at a later time.

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