"We have to return the knowledge of God and the Constitution of the United States to the United States Congress", Moore said during his victory speech. Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race.
The president congratulated Moore on his primary win, although he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters Tuesday night. Luther Strange in Tuesday's Senate primary runoff, overcoming heavy GOP establishment support for the incumbent, including from President Trump himself.
Donald Trump at a rally for Sen.
The president took to Twitter following those devastating losses for Democrats to say: "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" Once the candidate lost his race on Tuesday, Sept. 26, however, the president deleted a few tweets for a unusual reason... literally.
"Alabama, tomorrow, gets to show the entire world ... you get to show them this populist, nationalist conservative movement is on a rise", Bannon said at a Monday rally in support of Moore.
"And I'm calling him".
"He was trying to figure out if there was going to be damage from this", another said.
The race pitted Trump and McConnell against Bannon and others of his anti-establishment ilk.
While Mr Trump may be shifting his support to outsider Mr Moore, the race in Alabama, in the heart of the Deep South, was the latest political battleground over the direction that the Republican leadership is taking the party in Washington. In the special election, he will face Democrat activist Doug Jones, a former US attorney. A fringe conservative who promises to fight the spread of "Sharia law", and bring Christianity to Washington, D.C., Moore campaigned on an anti-McConnell platform, portraying his opponent as a rubber stamp for the GOP Majority Leader.