Skip to comments.Roy Moore: I could run for governor
Posted on 05/03/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT by Simon Green
Former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost a December special election after allegations of past child molestation and sexual misconduct surfaced, floated a possible future bid for office in a statement released Thursday.
"I have no plans at this time to run for office. Nevertheless, plans change. If the opportunity arises to make a difference, I will have no reluctance to again run for political office, including that of governor," he said in the statement.
Moore lost the recent special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Senate seat in no small part thanks to the allegations that surfaced against him weeks before the election including accusations that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl and sexually and romantically pursued teenagers decades ago while he was in his 30s.
But he and his allies have been defiant, raising money for a legal defense fund and arguing in a Tuesday press conference that he's a victim of a "political conspiracy."
Most Republicans stood by Moore as the party's nominee the Alabama state GOP and the Republican National Committee refused calls to disavow his candidacy and President Trump not only questioned the accusation but headlined a rally on Moore's behalf in the final days of the campaign.
However, the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee cut its fundraising ties with Moore and its head, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), called on the Senate to expel him if elected.
Moore had been floated as a possible gubernatorial candidate earlier this year as Gov. Kay Ivey (R) considered running for reelection, but he ultimately did not file a candidacy.
He's previously staged two failed campaigns for governor, while winning two elections to serve as the state's chief justice of the Supreme Court.
The nauseating ripple effect of moving Sessions to DOJ continues.
Dating a 16 year old is sexual molestation? Somebody loan me a time machine so I can go tell my 18 year old self.
Moore was in his 30s. And it doesn't matter what we in FR think... it matters greatly to AL voters. They rejected him once, and they'll sure as hell reject him again.
So could I.
Take a seat, it’s over.
I doubt Alabama GOP primary voters are going to nominate him to lose another slam dunk race.
“Moore was in his 30s. And it doesn’t matter what we in FR think... it matters greatly to AL voters. They rejected him once, and they’ll sure as hell reject him again.”
Busloads of blacks from Mississippi aren’t really “Alabama voters” but I won’t argue the point. BTW, that was the custom until recently and still goes on. Both of my grandmothers, in very different places, married at 14 to adult men.
How about NO.
We just rode that Tilt-A-Whirl ride.
The Roy Moore fans in Alabama will have another chance to vote for him!
And, be dumb as a post again...
Yeah, it is when you’re 34.
I’m from Alabama.
I vote every election.
This is my voting guide:
1. In the primaries, I vote for the most conservative Republican.
2. In the General election, I always vote Republican.
2.a. UNLESS the race is meaningless and no democrat will win, then I might, if the Republican is a notorious RINO, write in another name.
2.b. I refuse to vote democrat or to let my inaction cause a democrat to win.
Also, I will not vote for Roy Moore in a primary again. I will if he’s the actual nominee.
the Roy Moore mob will arrive with a “splat” in . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1
Roy’s plan is to run for office until there isn’t a republican office holder left in the state.
Feeding at the public trough is a hard habit to break.
This guy should go sit down and never darken Alabama’s political door again. He’s a creep! He may be a Christian, but that doesn’t mean he’s not also a creep. There is something fundamentally wrong with his attitude toward women. He was an adult when he met his future wife who was at the time a teenager, so he lurked around until she grew up. That’s sick! He’s managed to seriously complicate Alabama as well as Federal Politics with his antics.