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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:06 PM

Way to go, AL GOP: "Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field"

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore leads the field of potential Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D), a year and a half after Moore lost what was supposed to be an easy election in a deep-red state.

A new poll shows Moore leading a still-evolving field of Alabama Republicans competing for the nomination. He is the top choice of 27 percent of Alabama Republican voters, according to the Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy Inc. survey.

The state’s three Republican members of Congress finish well behind Moore: Rep. Mo Brooks would take 18 percent, Rep. Bradley Byrne clocks in at 13 percent and Rep. Gary Palmer would take 11 percent.

State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh would take 4 percent, and businessman Tim Jones finishes with just 2 percent of the vote.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/439063-poll-roy-moore-leading-alabama-gop-field

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Reply Way to go, AL GOP: "Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field" (Original post)
catbyte Apr 2019 OP
RKP5637 Apr 2019 #1
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #2
Aristus Apr 2019 #3
budkin Apr 2019 #4
Initech Apr 2019 #10
Polybius Apr 2019 #13
Trenzalore Apr 2019 #27
Bettie Apr 2019 #5
muntrv Apr 2019 #6
Flaleftist Apr 2019 #7
Mariana Apr 2019 #19
Flaleftist Apr 2019 #23
Mariana Apr 2019 #24
Polybius Apr 2019 #26
TlalocW Apr 2019 #8
Polybius Apr 2019 #14
Initech Apr 2019 #9
bullwinkle428 Apr 2019 #11
bitterross Apr 2019 #12
Polybius Apr 2019 #15
bitterross Apr 2019 #16
Polybius Apr 2019 #18
NewJeffCT Apr 2019 #22
Polybius Apr 2019 #25
NewJeffCT Apr 2019 #21
Iggo Apr 2019 #17
Mariana Apr 2019 #20
walkingman Apr 2019 #28
Blue Owl Apr 2019 #29
TwilightZone Apr 2019 #30
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 #31

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:10 PM

1. Somehow, just not surprised! n/t

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:44 PM

2. They should be ashamed.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:47 PM

3. "Make Alabama Safe For Pedophiles Again"

Or: MASFPA.

I doin't think they'll be able to fit that on a ball cap.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:16 PM

4. Please let him win the nomination... it would be glorious seeing him lose the general again

GO ROY!

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Response to budkin (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:31 PM

10. Oh I'll be buying lots of popcorn for this election!

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Response to budkin (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:19 PM

13. As pointed out in another thread, Moore might do better this time around

Last time, some Republicans sat home, and some held their nose and voted for Doug Jones, hoping he would be another conservative Democrat like WV's Manchin. Well Jones isn't a conservative, at all, and has been a pretty consistent liberal, especially on voting against Trump's federal judges. He will likely lose many Republican votes.

This time around Trump will also be on the ticket. The Republicans in Alabama love Trump. No one's staying home in November of 2020.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:08 PM

27. This is one of the situations you lose when you win

Optimally I would like to see Senator Jones re-elected. If he is defeated I'd like it to be Roy Moore.

I would like to see every Senate Republican have to cozy up to the pedophile and also Roy Moore cannot behave himself. Democrats will raise a lot of money off of Roy Moore.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:20 PM

5. Well, they do love their pedophiles down there

or so it seems. At least the Republicans.

Or maybe they want him in the Senate to get him away from their daughters and granddaughters.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:45 PM

6. What? Roy is tired of trolling the malls for teenage girls?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:56 PM

7. Please proceed.

He lost in Alabama in the mid-terms. His 2020 chances..LOL

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:03 PM

19. He barely lost.

Moore got 80% of the white Evangelical Christian vote. A lot of the white Evangelical Christian voters stayed home last time. They probably thought Jones had no chance. This time they'll come out to vote, and 80% of them will vote for Moore.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 06:41 PM

23. Okay. Maybe I'm too optimistic.

But I do expect a massive Democrat turnout for 2020.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 06:47 PM

24. There was a massive Democratic turnout to elect Jones.

It only worked because a huge number of white Evangelical Christian voters stayed home. They won't make this mistake again. Their preachers will see to it.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:07 PM

26. Plus it's a Presidential election year

Trump has a 61% approval rating across the entire state of Alabama. No Republican is staying home in 2020 over there.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:28 PM

8. Joking aside

Moore did lose just by 2 percentage points. As horrifying as we think it is that this scumbag is running again, he's the best bet republicans have for defeating Doug Jones, and we need to take him seriously.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:21 PM

14. See post 13

I completely agree.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:30 PM

9. Really? That's the best they got?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:47 PM

11. Quite honestly, the best news I've heard all day!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:06 PM

12. Why is everyone so sure he'll lose?

Sorry to drop the poop in the punch bowl. He BARELY lost last time. It took a Herculean effort to defeat him.

Just because we all want to believe people will turn out in droves to oust Trump so they'll naturally vote Dem. down the ticket doesn't make it so. I can very easily see many, many split ballots in 2020. People are not just going to give up ALL of their GOP reps at the same time. In fact, I can see people voting for a Democrat for President and then voting for GOP down the ticket because they think that will keep a leash on a Dem. President.

We have work to do in AL. Don't make assumptions.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:24 PM

15. The Alabama Republican's won't even have to split

They will proudly vote for Moore and Trump. Trump's approval rating in Alabama is 61%. It's crazy.

https://morningconsult.com/tracking-trump/

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Response to Polybius (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:52 PM

16. That stat makes it even more likely Moore would win.

I didn't know that statistic. If anyone is going to benefit from Trump's coat-tails, it's Moore.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:44 AM

18. Plus Moore's last election was a Special Election

It was around December 12th or something. Many people didn't turn out. On Election Day 2020, EVERY Republican will be voting.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:22 PM

22. Trump came out and campaigned for Moore

and the race received a huge amount of national publicity - the difference was that Democrats turned out for the first time in ages in Alabama.

Mike Espy was close in 2018 and said they're working on building GOTV infrastructure for Democrats in Mississippi.

I think both Jones and Espy have chances if Moore wins the nomination. Not saying both will win, or that even one of them will, but they both have a shot and the GOP will have to spend money in both states.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:05 PM

25. It was high turnout...

...for a Special Election. Turnout was still considerably less than a Senate race in a Election Day non-Presidential election Senate race. However, the biggest turnout for Senate races are Presidential elections, which is exactly what we'll have next year. No R's are staying home next time.

Espy did not come all that close in 2018. It was 53.6% to 46.4%. He was an absolutely fantastic candidate, and ran against an openly racist fool. I see no hope there in 2020. Please bookmark this thread and gloat if I'm wrong. I really hope I am.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:13 PM

21. We're not sure Moore would lose again

but, if it was your regular run of the mill right wing extremist, Jones would have almost no chance to win re-election.

However, if tainted teen molester Roy Moore wins the nomination, it moves from Safe Republican (and a flip) to Lean R/Toss Up

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:16 PM

17. Roy Moore hits on children.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:07 PM

20. His Christian supporters don't believe that.

They think he's being persecuted. All those accusations and stories were the work of Satan, trying to keep this fine upstanding man of God and champion of the faith out of his rightful, divinely ordained place in the United States Senate.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:14 PM

28. The Jesus freaks......freak me out!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:17 PM

29. Just a closer stalk with thee...

n/t

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:20 PM

30. Might be our only chance to keep that seat.

Though he nearly won it last time, so that's not a given.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:52 PM

31. Doesn't speak well for Alabamy

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