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Retired marine launches write-in campaign to challenge Roy Moore

Roy Moore is Alabama's Republican candidate for Senate. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby will launch a write-in campaign for the Alabama Senate seat, challenging Roy Moore, whose campaign has been mired in controversy since sexual assault allegations against him surfaced in early November.

The big picture: The election is on Dec. 12, and Busby has next to no chance of winning, but with many prominent Republicans distancing themselves from Moore, there has been speculation about a write-in candidate that voters who don't approve of Moore but don't want to vote Democratic could support.