14 September, 2017
Whether it's Sen. Luther Strange or former Chief Justice Roy Moore who wins the Senate runoff election next Tuesday, many political pundits are already looking to the December special general election and comparing the fight between Democratic nominee Doug Jones and either Strange or Moore to how a relatively-unknown statewide politician from Holly Pond, Guy Hunt, was elected governor in 1986. The state is holding a special election to fill the seat once held by then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, who is now Trump's Attorney General.
The Colorado pastor preaches that both the Old and New Testaments call for the death penalty for LGBT people, and even the religiously conservative Sen.
Moore led unusual by 25,000 votes in the first round of balloting and has a loyal following among the state's evangelical voters.
Cruz later admitted it was a "mistake" to appear at the event, claiming he was unaware of Swanson's homophobic views.
A spokesman for Moore downplayed the appearances, which took place as recently as February.
Moore has called homosexuality an "inherent evil" and a "crime against nature", but refused to say in 2015 whether it should be punishable by death. In almost all the appearances, the two guys rallied against the "gay agenda".
This is the fourth in a series of polls conducted since the August primary in which Moore and odd qualified for the September 26 runoff election that shows Moore with a double digit lead over unusual.
"That's far beyond any issues I've come in contact with". And in the beginning of the country, in 1776, all 13 colonies had laws against sodomy.
Moore was suspended as chief justice previous year for instructing Alabama probate judges to defy a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Moore will face off against challenger Luther Strange in a GOP run-off election later this month.
The victor of the Republican run-off will take on Democrat Doug Jones in the special Senate election on December 12.