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'The Betting Favorite': Meet the Front-Runner for Sessions' Seat, Roy Moore

'The Betting Favorite': Meet the Front-Runner for Sessions' Seat, Roy Moore

By Alex Pappas | Fox News

He has been removed as chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court not once, but twice.

He is famously referred to as the “Ten Commandments Judge.”

He traditionally rides a horse to the polls on election day.

Meet Roy Moore, the new front-runner for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The ex-justice is heading into a Sept. 26 runoff with Luther Strange, the appointed senator endorsed by President Trump, after neither candidate was able to clinch the nomination in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary.

But while Strange enjoyed high-level backing, Moore won 39 percent of the vote Tuesday to the incumbent's 33 percent. He also bested Mo Brooks, a conservative congressman. The longtime outsider is now seen as having a shot at joining the U.S. Senate. 

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