Luther Strange Tried and Failed to Find Dirt on Roy Moore

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The Luther Strange campaign heard some rumors and tried the track down allegations but didn’t come up with anything.

We know Luther Strange wanted to be Roy Moore in the primary. So, it is… strange… that nothing was done to research these alleged rumors that Roy Moore was chasing after young girls.

But now sources are saying that rumors did come to the attention of the Luther Strange campaign, but no allegations were found to back them up or further specify what Roy Moore had done.

The Washington Examiner reports, “Luther Strange’s campaign tried and failed to confirm Roy Moore allegations.

About six or seven months ago, Sen. Luther Strange’s campaign heard that Roy Moore “liked to chase women around the courthouse,” according to two Alabama Republican sources.

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“We did a lot of research. We tried and tried and tried,” one source said. “I think if we were able to find the names out, we probably would have passed it along to a reporter to track down … We just weren’t able.”

The Examiner notes that some are calling stories an “open secret.”

The third Alabama Republican source said they heard that Moore moved to Australia for a year in the mid-1980s because of “crazy things with women,” but that he “never heard anything about young girls.”

“You’d have thought fooling around with young girls would have come out in one of the chief justice races, which tells me it wasn’t that open. Those were contentious races,” he said. “It’s easy when people say ‘it was an open secret’ now.”

Weirder, there is an absence of any documentation:

“It was an open secret, it was well known. The only issue was that people in opposition research deal with verifiable facts and public records,” he said. “Storylines like this, this is why it’s important there are actually reporters out there with credibility who can talk to sources.”

Indeed, when rivals heard that Moore may have committed misconduct, they sought to rattle loose public records, such as bar complaints and court records regarding Moore’s wife Kayla. The efforts did not yield corroboration.

So, in addition to nothing coming out over a decade ago when Judge Moore was removed from office the first time, nor while campaigning to be Judge again, nor when being removed the second time, Luther Strange failed to find any evidence.

Read the full Washington Examiner story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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