McConnell and Rove’s $18 million attack Against Judge Roy Moore For Senate
Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove are spending a combined $18 MILLION in Alabama to defeat me and keep me out of Washington.
And Friend, they’ve gotten personal with their attacks — smearing and slandering both me and my wife by name in their latest half-a-million TV and radio ad blitz.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with Mitch McConnell and the Washington elite.
I’ve had it with their multi-MILLION attacks against conservative Republicans.
I’ve had it with the establishment’s flat-out refusal to listen to the will of the American people and Drain the Swamp — starting with FULL REPEAL of ObamaCare.
I’m running for U.S. Senate to go to Washington, roll up my sleeves and slug it out with Mitch McConnell and the establishment day in and day out to Drain the Swamp.
But with less than 10 days before the August 15 Republican Primary, McConnell just tripled down on his attacks against me and my campaign.
That’s why I must be able to count on your immediate support to help me counter the establishment’s lies and get our message out to as many voters as possible before Election Day.
Mitch McConnell crossed the line with his latest attack.
Instead of spending Republican money to go after vulnerable Democrats in the 2018 mid-term elections, McConnell is unloading his war chest on any conservative Republican candidate who dares challenge his rule over the U.S. Senate.
But I guess you and I shouldn’t be surprised.
After all, McConnell recently told CNN that he “doesn’t want a rebel” like me in the U.S. Senate because I “would be difficult to manage.”
Friend, I won’t be difficult for Mitch McConnell to manage. I’ll be IMPOSSIBLE for him to manage — especially when he’s booted from his position as Majority Leader.
If you’ve had enough of McConnell and the establishment, please stand with me by chipping in a donation to my campaign’s Moore Against the Machine Money Bomb to help me fight back and win on August 15.
Your contribution will help pay for advertisements, mailings, yard signs, flyers and other costs associated with executing our aggressive Voter Outreach and Get Out The Vote Operations between now and Election Day.
Not only that, but with the establishment tripling down on the nasty attacks, your support will help keep our hard-hitting TV and radio ads up and running for another week.
Friend, you and I are on the verge of pulling off a major upset over Mitch McConnell and the Washington establishment.
The momentum is on our side.
But they’re flooding Alabama with MILLIONS to try to avoid a September showdown against grassroots conservatives.
Thank you in advance for all you do.
Together, you and I can defeat the establishment on August 15!
Judge Roy Moore
There are many who believe a Sen. Roy Moore of Alabama would be the establishment GOP’s worst nightmare.
After all, as a twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court chief justice (once over the Ten Commandments, once over biblical marriage), he’s not known for compromising on his beliefs. He contends the nation needs to return to the values of the Bible, declares Islam is dangerous, believes homosexuality should not be welcome in the military and maintains that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
But he’s considered one of two front-runners in the race to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s attorney general.
So it’s not surprising that the establishment would fund advertising opposing his candidacy and support Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill Session’s seat until the special election.
But an ad campaign launched by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s super PAC went too far, according to a board member for the Foundation for Moral Law, the organization Moore ran between his two stints as Alabama’s chief justice.
A lawsuit may be in the offing.
Judge John Bentley said, as the chairman of the foundation from 2007 to 2013 and a current board member, he’s asked the group’s general counsel to send a cease-and-desist letter to all stations airing an ad that spotlights the foundation, Judge Moore and his wife, Kayla.
“Furthermore, I’ve requested our general counsel to prepare a defamation lawsuit against the Senate Leadership Fund in Washington and all consultants involved in the creation of this lie.”
The Washington Examiner reported on some of the claims made in the ad campaign.
“Roy Moore, there’s so much more,” the voice-over states. “Despite being one of the highest paid judges in the nation, raking in more than $170,000 a year, Roy Moore, wanted more. So, Roy and his wife took over $1 million from a charity they ran, paying themselves $1 million and spending even more on travel, including a private jet.”
Western Journalism reported the Moore campaign explained he was chief justice from 2001 to 2003 and from 2013 to 2016, and received a salary from the foundation from 2005 to 2012. His wife started working for the foundation in 2013 when he took office but had not worked there before. Her salary was $65,000.
The report said: “Further, for the eight years Moore worked for the foundation, he received $530,875, or an average of less than $67,000 per year. An additional $435,000 was booked as a liability, [but] not paid to the judge. Even if it had been paid, it will still only average approximately $120,000 per year, certainly not extravagant compensation for an attorney.”
The nonprofit does not own a private jet but rented one in 2003 for a speaking engagement in Florida.
Former Alabama GOP chief Bill Armistead, Moore’s campaign manager, said: “Mitch McConnell has failed to provide the leadership in the Senate to implement President Trump’s agenda, including repealing Obamacare. Now his henchmen at the Senate Leadership Fund have failed to be truthful in their vicious attacks on Judge Roy Moore.”
Armistead said the ad is “desperate and heavy with the stench of the Washington establishment.’
“Luther Strange should repudiate the Senate Leadership Fund immediately for these slanderous attacks, but he won’t because he has gotten into the swamp with these critters,” he said.
Bentley added: “Not only is the ad a complete fabrication of the facts, it is an outright attack on our belief system – that moral law is the centerpiece of our nation’s founding principle. This ad goes beyond the pale of politics and calls into question the character and integrity of Judge Moore and the character of each individual that serves on the board of our foundation. The ad falsely states salaries paid over the course of a decade as Judge Moore served our foundation. Judge Moore has upheld his integrity over the course of his long career and our foundation has fought for morality in our legal system – I refuse to let some corrupt politicians spread lies about us now.”
Bentley said he is calling on Strange to demand the ad be pulled from every station.
“If he fails to do so, he is personally endorsing this lie. In fact, I am so outraged that I am personally joining the request to have Gov. Ivey have the Alabama Ethics Commission look into all past and current dealings of Luther Strange. Luther has dropped to a new low by attacking our Foundation with gross distortions and untruths.”
WND reported this week on how Moore’s selection by Alabama voters – he’s long been a favorite there – wouldn’t make McConnell’s job pulling his GOP ranks together any easier.
It’s partly because McConnell is working with moderates such as Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who last week torpedoed an effort to repeal Obamacare, and with conservatives such as Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, who press for less government and lower taxes.
Recent polls show Moore in a statistical dead heat with Strange.
Significantly, it’s the Alabama voters who will decide, not the power brokers in Washington, who are supporting Strange. It is lesser-known and much more conservative groups such as the Alabama Republican Assembly that have endorsed Moore.
That group’s statement said Moore is “a proven fighter, personally and politically, and will stand strong for government that abides by the Constitution.”
“I believe Judge Moore will stand like a stone wall against the tide of liberalism and immorality we see on display in the news each day,” said ALRA President Jennifer Montrose.
There are nine candidates for the nomination, but Strange recently was polled at 35 percent, Moore at 33 percent and Rep. Mo Brooks at 16 percent by the Raycom News Network and Strategy Research. Others were far behind.
If no one gets more than 50 percent in the Aug. 15 election, there will be a runoff between the top two, something for which Moore already is planning.
The eventual outcome in the general election probably won’t be a surprise, since some two-thirds of registered voters are Republicans.
Strange also is linked to former Gov. Robert Bentley, who appointed him to finish Sessions’ term. Bentley, shortly later, resigned from office at the start of an impeachment hearing. When Bentley appointed Strange to the Senate, Bentley was under investigation by Strange’s office as state attorney general.
A Politico report Monday said McConnell was “unleashing the full force of his political machine” against conservatives in Alabama.
“The Republican leader is aiming to thwart Rep. Mo Brooks and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in a special election in Alabama [Aug. 15],” the report said.
“His super PAC is set to spend as much as $8 million to boost his favored candidate,” it continued.
His all-out effort “underscores his struggles managing his narrow Senate majority,” the report said.
Moore has publicly acknowledged his differences with the Washington establishment.
“If Mitch McConnell is accusing me of being a ‘conservative rebel’ who won’t march in lockstep behind his Big Government, big-spending agenda,” Moore said, “then I plead guilty as charged!”
- “Lower taxes, smaller government, and less spending”
- On the Constitution, “All actions of state and federal officials must conform”
- On immigration, “If a wall is our only option, then we should build it immediately.”
- On health care, “We do not need socialized medicine”
- For the military, more funding and “homosexuality should be against military policy as was the law prior to Bill Clinton.”
- And, there is “no authority for federal involvement” in educational systems in states.
WND reported in May establishment Republicans were lining up behind Strange.
Judge Roy Moore’s moral strength and legal brilliance shine through as he tells the story of his Ten Commandments monument battle: “So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom”
Chuck Norris Endorses Judge Roy Moore For US Senate
This could put him over the top.
Chuck Norris endorsed Judge Roy Moore Monday in the U.S. Senate special election to fill the seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“Judge Roy Moore is the real deal: He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel,” Norris said. “The Washington establishment knows they won’t be able to count on him, but Alabama voters can.”
“Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the U.S Senate,” the Walker, Texas Ranger star added. “That’s why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore.”
Norris said he is backing the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice because Moore has stood up for religious liberty and for the family.
“Alabama needs Judge Moore there doing what he’s always done: fighting to protect our constitutional rights to life, religious liberty, and the freedom to protect ourselves and our families. And he will always put principle over politics,” Norris said.