Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has, for several years now, been linked with the Constitution Party. Every presidential election cycle he is rumored to be flirting with the Constitution Party and he has maintained links with certain high profile members and former members of the Constitution Party for years. Now he has thrown his hat into the ring for Chief Justice, running for his old job as a Republican. Interestingly, it seems that the Roy Moore campaign’s fundraising has mostly come from one person.
Moore, who announced his candidacy Nov. 22, raised $27,000. Nearly all of that money — $25,000 — came from Michael Peroutka, a Maryland-based attorney, former Constitution Party presidential candidate and head of the Institute on the Constitution, which argues the framers of that document built it around a biblical worldview. Moore did not report any spending as of Nov. 30.
Michael Peroutka was the Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party in 2004 and now runs the Institute on the Constitution.