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Tuscaloosa Veteran campaigning as write-in choice for Senate

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The Alabama Senate race is getting even more national attention.

This time because of a new name in the hat.

Lee Busby said he's campaigning as a write-in option for U.S. Senate because he's not sold on Roy Moore or Doug Jones.

Despite how late in the game it is, Busby believes he could shake up this race.

Busby is a business man and retired marine who served for over 30 years and creates sculptures of war heroes in his spare time.

“I love my country, I love my family, I love my state and I'll do them well,” said Busby.

He wants to bring his non-traditional background to Washington D.C.

“I think I have enough understanding to provide leadership in the senate,” said Busby.

His decision to run now, he says has nothing to do with the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore.

“There's all this scandal going on which I have no idea about,” said Busby.

He considers himself a more moderate choice.

“I'm not Roy Moore and I'm not Doug Jones. Both of those set of politics are too extreme for me,” said Busby.

Voters weigh in about this third option.

 “Even if you're not sure who you want to vote for, it's still important to get a vote in to make sure the right candidate is chosen,” said voter Roni Preinsert.

 “I feel like most people won't even think about write-ins. I think they just go with names on the ballot,” said voter Maya Elsamady.

Busby has had questions about who this hurts and who this helps.

“Some think it will bleed off Republican votes and prevent a Republican candidate from being elected. Some think it will boost the Democrat effort, I don't believe that,” said Busby.

With a little more than 2 weeks away from Election Day, Busby plans to use social media to cover some voter ground.

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