May 17, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Roy Moore considers another Senate run in Alabama

In this image, Roy Moore stands and listens while facing the right.

Roy Moore arrives at an election night party in Alabama on December 12, 2017. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Roy Moore is considering another Senate run in Alabama, concerning Republican leaders who fear his candidacy could damage the GOP's chances to win back the seat from Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, the AP reports.

Why it matters: Jones is viewed as one of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents in 2020, and picking up his seat is vital for Republicans to ensure that they remain in control of the chamber. Moore, the former chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, lost to Jones in a 2017 special election after multiple women accused him of inappropriate touching and making sexual advances toward them when they were underage.

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