By Hemant Mehta
Poor Roy Moore.
The alleged child molester and Christian supremacist famously lost his race for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama last year, and he recently announced he’s running again, even though no one really wanted him to. (Except, maybe, every Democrat.)
According to his latest filings with the Federal Election Commission, he’s raised less than $17,000 for his campaign so far. By contrast, Secretary of State John Merrill, who’s also running in the GOP primary, raised $217,000. Both men announced their campaigns within days of each other, so it’s not like Merrill had some huge head start.
What does this mean? Maybe Alabama voters are finally tiring of the worst possible candidate on the ballot, even though Moore’s Christianity-or-bust mentality has always helped him succeed in the past. Once you lose a statewide election as a Republican, voters aren’t eager to give you a second chance.
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