Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2018, according to a report from WAFF.
Through a spokesperson, Moore said he was interested in running for the senate seat against newly appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, but he also has his eyes on other top elected jobs in the state.
“As far as Judge Moore’s future, he is being asked to run for several offices: U.S. Senate, Governor, and Attorney General,” said spokesperson Rich Hobson. “He is weighing his options for the future, but his main concern right now is the pending appeal to restore him to the Office he was elected to by the citizens of Alabama.”
Moore was suspended in 2016 for not giving in to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Back in 2003, he was forced out of the same post for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument.
Last week, Gov. Robert Bentley set the dates for the special election to permanently replace former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions. Bentley’s dates set the primary election for June 5, 2018, followed by a primary runoff, if necessary on July 17, 2018.
Moore was on Bentley’s shortlist for the Sessions’ vacated senate seat, though the governor announced Feb. 9 that he had selected Strange.