Roy Moore Says He's Running For US Senate Again

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Roy Moore Says He's Running For US Senate Again
Roy Moore, a former judge, ran for the Senate in 2017 but ultimately lost amid allegations of sexual assault.
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On Thursday, Roy Moore announced that he intends to run for U.S. Senate again after an attempt in 2017 failed amid allegations of sexual assault.

"I fought for our country and its laws as chief justice. I fought for morality and to preserve our moral institutions, and I'm ready to do it again. And yes, I will run for the United States Senate in 2020," said Moore.

Moore won the Republican nomination in a 2017 Senate special election, but not long afterward, three women accused him of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers. He lost the race to Democrat Doug Jones.

Despite having the support of President Donald Trump during his previous run, Moore is now viewed as a potential liability in the race for the state's Senate seat.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to the news on Thursday, saying, "We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.