In a shocking turn of events, underdog Roy Moore has defeated establishment candidate Luther Strange, who was perceived by many as the frontrunner after his endorsement by President Trump.
According to Politico:
Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice, had 57 percent of the vote to Strange’s 43 percent when the Associated Press called the race with just under half of precincts reporting. Strange, who was appointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old seat earlier this year, is the first senator to lose a primary since Indiana Republican Richard Lugar was defeated in 2012.
The former judge received the support for former White House aides Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, actor Chuck Norris, and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.
At a Moore campaign rally Monday night, Bannon paraphrased William Shakespeare’s funeral oration by Mark Antony for Julius Caesar, saying, “We did not come here to defy Donald Trump. We came here to praise and honor him.”
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