Conservative firebrand Moore wins Alabama GOP Senate primary

September 27, 2017 05:01
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WASHINGTON - Alabama voters elected conservative firebrand Roy Moore as the Republican nominee to fill a US Senate seat, media reports said on Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump and other party leaders who had argued that rival Luther Strange was a better bet to advance their priorities in Washington.

Moore, 70, is best known for losing his position as the state's top judge twice, once for refusing a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse and a second time for defying the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

He will be favored in the December election against Democratic nominee Doug Jones.

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