The New York Times wrote:Roy Moore, a former State Supreme Court chief justice, defeated Senator Luther Strange on Tuesday in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. Mr. Moore will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, in the general election on Dec. 12.
So what now? Given AL's solid red leanings, it's likely that Moore is the newest US Senator come December. However, is it possible that some Alabamians may be put off by Moore enough to not show up to the polls or defect and vote for the Democrat candidate (who will have to face voters again in 2018)?
And what does this mean for Trump, who suffered a big blow by losing his first race (he supported Strange so even though he retains a red senator, it's not HIS red senator)?
Needless to say, McConnell's days as leader of the GOP caucus in the Senate could be numbered: two defeats in one day (ACA and now Moore), not counting the many attempts in the year for ACA repeal. With Bob Corker from TN announcing his retirement, the floodgates are open for more Moore-like candidates to primary out incumbent establishment members.
Does this mean the Senate could turn into the House (where a segment of the GOP caucus becomes unruly)?