August 13, 2017
One of the most important primaries, which will be a big indicator on the tone of the 2018 election, will take place this upcoming Tuesday.
Perhaps the biggest question in this particular race will be if a future GOP candidate be with or against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?
McConnell is throwing his money and support behind incumbent Senator Luther Strange, who filled the seat vacated by now Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Strange is also the candidate who has won the endorsement of President Trump.
However, the favored Republican is not leading in the polls despite the $8 million a McConnell lead PAC has spent in support of Strange.
Instead, polls have former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on top at about 30% with Strange close on his heels at 28%-29%.
Moore has said that he thinks McConnell should be fired, however not as vehemently as his fellow candidate House Representative Mo Brooks who is currently in third in the polls at 18%-19%.
Tuesday’s top two candidates will go head-to-head in a September run-off.
If Strange fails to make the top two, his failure could have major implications for McConnell as both Brooks and Moore want to see McConnell replaced at Senate Majority Leader.
Even if Strange remains in the top two, McConnell still faces a hurdle in the September run-off.
This particular primary is very important for the Senate Majority Leader as it potentially represents a referendum on his failure to rally Congress to a health care win or achieve a legislative win for the Trump Administration agenda.
Whichever candidate ultimately takes the GOP nomination in September is a strong indication of how voters feel about the Kentucky Senator and his recent performance.