Alabama senator election sends shockwaves through Washington


Moore said the president called him after his win and promised to support him.

"I'm taking a big risk because if Luther doesn't make it they're going to go after me", Trump said during a September 22 rally for unusual in Huntsville, Alabama. But some of the President's most recent tweets about odd disappeared.

Moore tweeted that the establishment was "defeated" Tuesday night.

Senate Leadership Fund President and CEO Steven Law said Tuesday that Moore won the nomination "fair and square".

Trump appeared to be throwing his weight behind unusual, who benefited from an advertising onslaught against Moore of more than $10 million.

On top of rallying for Sen.

But, it's really up to Alabama voters to decide which Republican candidate gets to face Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, in December's general election.

One of the deleted tweets - which was pointed out by MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin - was a simple show of support for odd. Moore rose back up through political ranks and regained his Supreme Court seat in 2013 but was suspended in 2016 after ordering probate judges to enforce Alabama's same-sex marriage band despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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This could make it even more hard than it already is for Republicans to pass meaningful legislation, like a tax reform package or an infrastructure bill.

"Spoke to Roy Moore of Alabama last night for the first time".

Despite widespread campaign and support from the President himself, odd couldn't win the GOP nominee elections in the Yellowhammer state.

"We have to return the knowledge of God and the Constitution of the United States to the United States Congress", Moore said. Unusual was backed by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader and the GOP establishment while Moore garnered support from Breitbart head and former White House aide Stephen Bannon as well as Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka.

After venting his rage over the loss, Trump went to bed "embarrassed and pissed", the report said. Those tweets disappeared Tuesday night, however.

We've been following this race closely because another establishment "Republican" in the deep south - governor Henry McMaster of SC - is banking on Trump's endorsement to carry him to victory in the state's 2018 GOP gubernatorial primary.

The Alabama race wasn't a referendum on Trump, despite his endorsement for odd.

While President Trump had previously campaigned for incumbent Senator Luther Strange he has made clear would support whoever won the race.