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Old 08-15-2017, 06:50 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Who will fill Sessions old Senate seat to finish out the next term?


Strange?
Moore?
Brinson?
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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Shame that no one appears to care about your thread. However, I shall play (although not from Alabama).


I give the nod to Mr. Luther Strange, whom President Trump has endorsed. Mr. Trump obviously endorsed Mr. Strange due to his imposing height of 6'9". Senator Mitch McConnell has fundraised for Big Luther, although he is rather short.


Of course, Big Luther was the state's Attorney General last fall in charge of the investigation the governor, Robert Bentley, concerning some sex scandal. Big Luther Strange vowed to get to the bottom of the scandal, and if it led to the impeachment of Governor Bentley, so be it.


President Trump then nominated Senator Jeff Sessions to his current position as US Attorney General. Governor Bentley, not one to hold a grudge, immediately picked Big Luther Strange to replace Mr. Sessions in the US Senate.


Alas! Such did not save Mr. Bentley! A special prosecutor was named, and Governor Bentley resigned in April 2017.

I also believe that Roy Moore has a shot (he does lead in the polls). After all, he would ably represent Alabama, having only been removed from the state's Supreme Court twice, which could literally happen to anyone.


True, given Mr. Moore's history, he may end up having to skedaddle from the Senate if elected, but the current governor is fully prepared to name another place-holder to that seat, if need be, and have another special election, which Alabamians seem to love.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Who will fill Sessions old Senate seat to finish out the next term?


Strange?
Moore?
Brinson?
Lets be honest, the only reason Roy Moore isnt the current governor of Alabama is because Democrats crossed over and voted for the other guy.


He will however be the next senator. Mitch McConnell has stupidly decided to run ads against him( Senate Leadership Fund). So now he can claim he isnt beholden to the establishment.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Is there going to be election like in Atlanta?
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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That was weird. Mo Brooks was invited onto some conservative radio talk shows over the past few weeks, to make his pitch. All hosts mentioned Strange, as the appointed fill-in and former Alabama AG. Maybe I didn't pay attention or listen to enough radio but I never heard Moore's name once - I literally had no idea he was even running; I had presumed that since his most recent debacle he had simply retired for good.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:47 AM
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So! Roy Moore (twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court) managed to edge out Big Luther Strange, 40 percent to 32 percent (Brooks the remainder), despite Big Luther being supported by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Time for a run-off! Perhaps President Trump will visit Alabama to campaign on behalf of Big Luther.


And, no, I doubt that it will 'hurt' Big Luther to have the President do so. In most states, perhaps, but not in Alabama.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:01 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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So! Roy Moore (twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court) managed to edge out Big Luther Strange, 40 percent to 32 percent (Brooks the remainder), despite Big Luther being supported by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Time for a run-off! Perhaps President Trump will visit Alabama to campaign on behalf of Big Luther.


And, no, I doubt that it will 'hurt' Big Luther to have the President do so. In most states, perhaps, but not in Alabama.


From what I have been reading, both Strange & Moore have been involved in corrupt dealings.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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That was weird. Mo Brooks was invited onto some conservative radio talk shows over the past few weeks, to make his pitch. All hosts mentioned Strange, as the appointed fill-in and former Alabama AG. Maybe I didn't pay attention or listen to enough radio but I never heard Moore's name once - I literally had no idea he was even running; I had presumed that since his most recent debacle he had simply retired for good.
Brooks was pretty much running a distant third from the start and never gained much traction. He made a commercial out of the Scalise shooting which received negative coverage across the board.
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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So! Roy Moore (twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court) managed to edge out Big Luther Strange, 40 percent to 32 percent (Brooks the remainder), despite Big Luther being supported by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Time for a run-off! Perhaps President Trump will visit Alabama to campaign on behalf of Big Luther.


And, no, I doubt that it will 'hurt' Big Luther to have the President do so. In most states, perhaps, but not in Alabama.
Most national pundits I listened to on the radio expected Moore to win yesterday with Strange winning the runoff. The commentary was that Moore had a fixed core of support and would not gather any higher percentage in the runoff. We shall see.
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