Marine Launches U.S. Senate Write-In Campaign

Nov 28, 2017

Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby

A former Marine who has launched a write-in campaign for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama says he believes residents are not being properly represented by the two other candidates.

Ret. Col. Lee Busby appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning. He says winning is "doable" even though the election is only two weeks away. Busby is a former aide to John Kelly who is now President Donald Trump's chief of staff. He is running as an independent candidate against Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.

Busby thinks he is in a position to claim enough of both candidates' supporters to win the special election on Dec. 12. He says he is a registered Republican voter, but wasn't a supporter of Moore even before the recent sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.

Two women have accused Moore of sexually assaulting or molesting them decades ago, when he was a deputy district attorney in his 30s and they were teenagers. At least five other women have said he pursued inappropriate romantic relationships with them when they were between ages 16 and 18. Moore has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct and said he never dated "underage" women, although he has not defined what he meant by "underage."