Finally, something Alabama Republicans have been asking for: A sign from above telling them not to vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the upcoming special election.
That’s exactly what appeared over a busy Alabama highway Wednesday, a billboard purchased by the Democratic Coalition that makes the biblical case against Moore. What makes this billboard more startling is that it even went up in the first place. Four advertising companies declined to accept the Democratic Coalitions money to post the billboard, telling president Jon Cooper it was “too negative.”
Finally, a brave advertising company honored capitalism – and the truth – by agreeing to post the billboard in all of its unedited glory:
????After being turned down four times for being too “negative”, we finally found a billboard company in Alabama that was willing to put up our new billboard with a picture of Roy Moore and the text: “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s daughter.”
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) November 29, 2017
The sign features an image of Moore with the caption, ““Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s daughter.”
Roy Moore has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual harassment and assault by at least 9 women, all of whom have gone public. Two of those accusers allege that they were minors when Moore assaulted them, one when she was 14, the other 16.
Despite mounting pressure from his own party, Moore has so far refused to pull out of the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He has categorically denied all allegations, something President Trump has noted as his reason for believing that Alabama voters should have the final say on Moore’s alleged crimes.
Moore’s favorability ratings have taken a huge hit, but he remains close to his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, in most polls, with some still showing him ahead slightly.
It’s been over 30 years since A Democrat won a senate race in Alabama. With polls set to open on December 12th, even the slightest turn of public opinion could tip the balance one way or the other.