RNC Chair: We're Going to Make Sure That Roy Moore Is the Next Senator From Alabama
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says Roy Moore is the right candidate to represent the GOP in December's general election for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"The voters chose. And that's always the right way," McDaniel said on "Fox & Friends" this morning. "The voters chose their nominee. We're going to get in and make sure that Roy Moore is the next senator from Alabama, and the voters did the right thing."
Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, soundly defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in Tuesday's primary runoff. Strange was supported by much of the Republican establishment, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and President Donald Trump.
Despite Trump's support for Strange, Moore was backed by many Trump loyalists, including Steve Bannon, Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka.
Trump made it clear at a rally for Strange last week that he would support Moore in the general election against Democrat Doug Jones if Moore managed to defeat Strange.
Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Despite some speculation that Strange had a better chance at beating Jones than Moore does, McDaniel remained confident that the GOP will hold Sessions' vacated seat.
"There's more Republicans than Democrats in Alabama. Let's do the math," McDaniel said. "The RNC will go in, we'll put our ground game in place, we'll turn out our voters and Roy Moore's going to be the next senator."
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