By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News
Kayla Moore, wife of Roy Moore, said Monday that the former Alabama chief justice is “seriously considering another run” for the U.S. Senate.
Roy Moore was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones in the 2017 special election for U.S. Senate after multiple women came forward claiming a 30-something Moore had romantically pursued them when they were in their teens and accused him of sexual misconduct. Moore has denied the claims.
Kayla Moore’s assertion that her husband could again run is in an email to supporters asking for donations to his legal defense fund. Roy Moore faces multiple battles on the legal front, the most recent being his lawsuit against comedian Shacha Baron Cohen and the Showtime network for defamation after Choen’s “This is America” show attempted to spoof Moore as a child molester. A judge on Monday ruled that the lawsuit could continue in New York.
“You are part of Judge Moore’s success, as you have assisted us with your faithful donations throughout this process,” Kayla Moore wrote in the email to supporters. “Judge Roy Moore Defense Fund relies solely on your donations to continue this battle.”
Kayla Moore shared the email blast on her Facebook page, as first reported by AL.com’s Paul Gattis. As of Monday evening, the post had 35 shares.
The email referenced recent polling from Mason-Dixon that showed Roy Moore leading a suggested Republican field of Congressman Mo Brooks, Congressman Bradley Byrne, Congressman Gary Palmer, State Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, and former gubernatorial candidate Tim James. Of those men, only Byrne has entered the race, while Brooks and Marsh have said they likely won’t run. Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville is the only other announced candidate in the race, but his name was not included in the Mason-Dixon poll.
“While very few politicians could survive such vicious attacks, Judge Moore is not only fighting back in court against those who conspired to destroy his political career, but is also seriously considering another run for the United States Senate!” the email read.
View the full fundraising email HERE.