Despite losing his last election after several women came forward with claims of past sexual molestation, Republican Roy Moore of Alabama could hit the campaign trail again in 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Moore reportedly is set to announce today whether he will opt to run again for a seat in the U.S. Senate — a seat he lost last year to Democrat Doug Jones. A number of women came forward at the time with allegations that the former judge had pursued and harassed them when they were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s.
The Republican establishment does not appear thrilled with a possible second run by Moore. President Donald Trump himself has publicly discouraged Moore from running again, tweeting last month that the GOP “cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama.”
But if Moore does throw his hat in the ring one more time, it could prove beneficial for Democrats, who hope to take back the Senate in the next election.
The WSJ noted: “The 2020 cycle is largely advantageous to the party, which is eyeing possible pick-ups in Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa and Maine, and holding on to the Alabama seat would boost its efforts.”