Retired Marine running write-in campaign for US Senate seat

Lee Busby (FOX10 News)

A retired lieutenant colonel from Tuscaloosa put himself in the Alabama Senate race as a write-in candidate.

Lee Busby calls himself a centrist conservative. The retired Marine told FOX10 News Thursday his decision to run wasn't necessarily decided by the controversy surrounding Republican Roy Moore. Mainly, Busby said he decided to run because he felt there wasn't a candidate in this race he could vote for.

"It was more a function of realizing how unrepresented the majority of Alabama voters feel they are in this election. They feel like their choices are from the far end on the right and something that doesn't really represent real Alabama values; or put a Democrat in the U.S. Senate for Alabama and the people I talk to can't do that either one," said Busby.

During his military career, Busby served as vice chief of staff to Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the current White House chief of staff.

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