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2018, Here We Come

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What’s wrong with Republican senators? The majority of them are corrupt politicians who’ve spent their careers fighting for special interests rather than the interests of the people who elected them. There are a select few Republican senators who are genuine conservatives worthy of reelection but there are many more who are sold out to the political class in Washington, D.C.

What does a corrupt politician look like? First, they likely campaign on very noble and conservative issues. Issues that a pro-family group like the American Family Association pay close attention to. Second, once they win they go to Washington and don’t put forth a genuine fight for the principles they campaigned on. Last but not least, they fight to keep the status quo ( precisely what the voters want changed the most). Then they are protected by the leadership in the party. Protected from taking hard votes. This is typical of career and corrupt politicians.

Who’s running to unseat these politicians? Roy Moore is one among many. A recent Politico headline read “Moore's win spells trouble for GOP establishment in 2018.” This article is referring to the groundswell of support Judge Roy Moore of Alabama has received going into the special senate election to replace former senator, now Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Judge Moore beat interim Senator Luther Strange by 9 points last week in the Republican primary despite being outspent $30 million to roughly $2 million.

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee announced his retirement the morning of the Alabama special election because he saw what would likely be his fate if he tried running for reelection in 2018. Republican Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Roger Wicker of Mississippi are likely to face a primary challenger similar to what we’ve seen in Alabama. There are also several senate seats held by Democrats who are up for reelection that might be vulnerable to non-establishment Republican contenders.

Thanks to the movement created and fostered by Donald Trump in 2016, there is a groundswell of Americans across the country who are ready to unseat career politicians and put into office genuine believers in the Constitution. Candidates who mean what they say and say what they mean. Candidates who keep their promises and fight for the people. These are the principles that Donald Trump represented during the 2016 election.

Evangelical Christians are playing a large part in this movement. We saw this on display in Alabama with Judge Roy Moore. I would suspect that Judge Moore won his primary in large part because of Christians in Alabama. Whenever Christians can elect born-again believers to public office, we should do so and do it enthusiastically.

As the 2018 election cycle nears, keep these things in the forefront of your mind. First and most importantly, make sure the candidate you support has a track record. Voting for candidates who have no track record is risky. Second, don’t send your money to committees or PACs.  Committees or PACs often claim to support constitutional principles but in reality they fund the same corrupt politicians that we want out of office. Send your money directly to the candidate you support. Third, if possible vote for brothers and sisters in Christ. Brothers and sisters who have biblical convictions and aren’t afraid to fight for them. Finally, get connected with AFA Action which is the governmental affairs affiliate of the American Family Association. AFA Action will provide a voter guide for your state and will keep you informed during the 2018 election cycle.

The groundswell in America is building momentum and we must seize this moment for good.

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