Monday, October 9, 2017

GOOD SIGN: Moore plots with conservatives, snubs GOP leaders

The Alabama Senate candidate met with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul — but not Mitch McConnell
Roy Moore rode into Washington this week to shore up his main constituency: Rebellious Republicans.
The GOP’s divisive nominee in the Alabama Senate race visited on Wednesday and Thursday with three of the most defiant Republican senators: Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. He was expected to meet with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) later Thursday. And Moore was dining with conservative leaders Jim DeMint, the former senator from South Carolina and ex-president of The Heritage Foundation, and David McIntosh, the president of the Club for Growth, on Thursday evening, according to a source familiar with the gathering.
One person Moore did not see: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom Moore wants to dethrone. And he did not visit the Senate Republican lunch, as is customary for Senate GOP primary winners.
“I look forward to serving with him,” Cruz said in an interview Thursday. “It is certainly the case that we need more strong conservatives in the Senate, and I have every reason to believe that’s precisely the sort of senator he will be.” ...
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