A political analyst isn't putting too much stock in a poll that shows former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore wouldn't fare well in a 2020 Republican Senate primary.
In an interview on American Family Radio earlier this month, former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore hinted that he is "seriously considering" another run for the Senate in Alabama. Moore narrowly lost to Democrat Doug Jones in a December 2017 special election after being dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct when he was in his 30s. Moore believes he was a victim of a misinformation campaign.
However, a recent survey conducted for Club for Growth found that Moore – should he give it another shot – would lose to current Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) in a primary matchup by 20 points.
Rob Chambers is vice president of AFA Action, a Mississippi-based public policy advocacy group. He recalls the results of the 2017 GOP primary that secured Moore's nomination for the Senate race against Jones.
"It's interesting [that] when Mo Brooks, Roy Moore, and Luther Strange were in the primary election … Mo Brooks came in last," Chambers notes. "So if Mo Brooks were to win in a primary election [as indicated in this poll], then how far would the Republican establishment go to protect Brooks from potential attacks of the #MeToo movement like we saw come out against Judge Roy Moore.?"
Regardless, Chambers thinks either Brooks or Moore could defeat Jones next year. "If the Republican establishment … would not fight against Mo Brooks or Roy Moore and … if they would go in and actually would campaign for Brooks or Moore … I think it's possible," he tells OneNewsNow.
But Chambers points out there's also the possibility that Jeff Sessions may run to regain his old Senate seat, which would make the primary race more complicated.
Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.