ALABAMA, September 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Roy Moore won a landslide victory against Sen. Luther Strange in a primary runoff for Alabama’s open senate seat on Tuesday.

At 9:18 p.m. EST, the Senate Leadership Fund, a GOP superpac, conceded the race. The New York Times announced that Moore won at 9:27 p.m. EST, with 45 percent of precincts reporting.

Moore is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He is known for his staunchly pro-life, pro-marriage views and support of Christianity in the public square.

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Republicans Moore and Strange were competing for the senate seat of former Sen. Jeff Sessions, appointed by President Trump to be the U.S. Attorney General.

Both are strongly pro-life and conservative, but Moore was seen as an anti-establishment alternative to Strange and his ally, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell. The race was dubbed a “Trump supporter civil war” because Moore was seen as the more Trump-like candidate, but Trump endorsed Strange. His former adviser, Sebastian Gorka, said the president did so “with great pressure from Mitch McConnell.”

In the first stage of the primary, Moore won 38 percent of the vote and Strange won nearly 33 percent. That forced them to today’s runoff.

Moore’s rock-solid social conservative credentials

Moore has been removed as Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice twice, first for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument in 2003.

In 2012, Moore was re-elected as Chief Justice and then suspended in 2016 for refusing to legitimize same-sex “marriage.” full story