Moore defiant as GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama

Brynn Anderson/AP Phillip L. Jauregui, the attorney for former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With President Donald Trump standing on the sidelines, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict — not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.