After Senate loss, will Moore leave politics? Probably not
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —
Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he's won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics and ride off into the sunset?
Probably not. Instead, he's discussing a possible recount - a longshot at best - and depicting himself as a victim of false child molestation allegations.
A Christian conservative known for never giving an inch in politics, Moore hasn't conceded the tight race to Democratic opponent Doug Jones.
Assuming the results of the special election stand, Moore could run for governor in 2018. It would be his third gubernatorial bid, after failed runs in 2006 and 2010. He could also oppose Jones in 2020, when his shortened term ends.