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Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore displays a gun during a campaign rally held in support of his Senate candidacy on Monday Sept. 25 2017 at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope Ala

The man who may soon be the newest member of the U.S. Senate has suggested that some communities in IL and in are under Sharia law.

Republican firebrand Roy Moore's easy victory in this week's Alabama Senate primary runoff against appointed Sen.

While Moore's win isn't surprising - he led in the polls leading up to the vote - it is concerning for several groups.

"The question was called today in the state of Alabama, who's sovereign?"

Moore wraps all that into a single package.

Senate Republicans vow to do things differently in this next legislative round. In August, he pulled out a handgun belonging to his wife, Kayla, when asked about the Second Amendment.

Patricia Riley Jones of Abbeville is hooked.

She said, "Not that I'm aware of". "He stood up for God". The election was a defeat for US President Donald Trump, who uncharacteristically joined party leadership in backing Strange's candidacy. Luther Strange this week. They have a story about the country and why it's going astray.

The Senate may be about to get another disruptor in Alabama Republican Roy Moore.

Of course, as Politico reports, Republicans can just say they're not familiar with any controversial statements or beliefs. Moore was a deputy district attorney and circuit court judge in Etowah County before being elected as a Chief Justice to the Alabama Supreme Court from 2001-2003 and 2013-2017.

His appeal isn't universal.

In a political twist, the race was the stage for a proxy war of sorts between Mr Trump and his recently ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who backed Mr Moore. And so he made a big deal out of it. Richard Shelby, the senior GOP senator from Alabama, said bluntly: "We'll have to see". I am especially grateful for the support of President Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as the strong example set by my friends Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions.

As recently as two years, Moore said that gay sex should be illegal.

After Tuesday's primary election, Alabama Republicans have spoken and their senate candidate is cowboy hat-wearing, horse-riding, conservative Christian Roy Moore.

The main issues: guaranteeing the payment of a key set of Obamacare subsidies at least through next year, which Democrats want, and providing more flexibility for states to amend Obamacare's regulations, which is critical for Republicans.

We haven't given up on changing the American health care system. "Listen to the people, please", Bannon said.

At a victory party in Montgomery that included hymns and a lengthy prayer, Moore showed he doesn't plan to veer from the formula that brought him this far.

To make America great "we must make America good", Moore said in his victory speech according to the news website AL.com.

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