Neither Money Nor Trump Worked In Alabama

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President Donald Trump, during a rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.

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Big Luther was a big loss for President Donald Trump and the Republican establishment.

Now they must prepare themselves for the outcome they spent so much time, so much money, and so many tweets trying to avoid: right-wing firebrand Roy Moore in the US Senate — and hope for other insurgent candidates looking to unseat GOP incumbents.

Moore beat Luther Strange, the interim Alabama senator favored by Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and other DC insiders, in Tuesday’s closely watched GOP primary runoff. McConnell and his allies together put more than $15 million on the race, based on reports filed with the