A new fundraising pitch for Roy Moore, the Republican who lost a special Senate election in Alabama amid accusations of sexual misconduct in the 1970s, cites the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh as a reason he might run again next year.
The fundraising message, signed by Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, points to Kavanaugh’s ability last year to “survive” accusations of sexual misconduct in the 1980s and says Moore is still “seriously considering another run for the United States Senate!”
Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, is seeking to raise money for a fund to cover legal expenses on multiple fronts.
He is facing a lawsuit from Leigh Corfman, who alleged in a Washington Post report during the 2017 election that he sexually abused her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s.
Moore has also filed several lawsuits, including one against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who he claims incorrectly portrayed him as a pedophile in an episode of his satirical exposé series, “Who Is America?”
Moore’s fundraising pitch says that during the race he lost to now-Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), he was subject to “falsehoods and deceit” by Democrats and Republicans who “conspired to destroy his political career.”
“It was no strange coincidence that only 10 months later these same false and scurrilous tactics would again be used in the midst of a very important Supreme Court nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh in 2018,” the pitch says. “Judge Kavanaugh would survive to be appointed to that high court.”
Moore voiced interest in another Senate run during a radio interview last month. Two other Republicans, Rep. Bradley Byrne (Ala.) and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, have said they plan to seek their party’s nomination.