June 20, 2019

Above from December 2017, Randy Rainbow sings about the last time Roy Moore ran for the Senate in Alabama, and Trump's support of him. (And also highlights one of the many times Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act.)

Politico AKA "Tiger Beat on the Potomac" (thanks again, Charlie Pierce!) breathlessly tells us:

“Roy Moore, the controversial Republican judge who lost a 2017 Senate race in Alabama, will announce Thursday whether he plans to run again in 2020.“Moore’s wife, Kayla, confirmed the Thursday announcement in a statement to POLITICO and said details would be forthcoming. Earlier Tuesday, POLITICO had obtained a copy of a draft email expected to be sent to Moore’s friends, asking them to be at an event Thursday for the announcement.“

Judge has spoken with most all of you on the phone over the past few weeks and is appreciative of your warm support,” Kayla Moore wrote in the draft note. “We will be making an official announcement regarding the [Senate] race in Montgomery this Thursday” afternoon.”

One does not hold a press conference and invite your A-List donors, just to turn around a say, “Just Kidding!,” and probably not adding, “What’s your daughter wearing?”

We continue to maintain that Senator Doug Jones (D) is the luckiest man in Congress.

UPDATE: (Karoli) It's official. He made the announcement a few minutes ago.

Oh, I'm sure the "personal contact" part will end well.

UPDATE 2: Martha McSally is not impressed.

“Give me a break. This place has enough creepy old men,” said Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), referring to Washington, when asked about Moore's candidacy.

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