Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone endorses Randy Brinson, denounces Luther Strange

July 18, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Trump Campaign Advisor Roger Stone endorsed Republican US Senate Candidate Randy Brinson  while also joining others in denouncing incumbent US Senator Luther Strange.

Stone called Brinson the “bright spot” in the Special Senate election. He cited his experience as former Chairman of Alabama Christian Coalition as a positive for him.

“Like Donald Trump, he’s an outsider; a medical doctor who has substantial experience as an entrepreneur, businessman and job creator,” Stone said.

Brinson said he was “pleased and humbled” that Roger Stone endorsed him over better known candidates.

“I intend to be worthy of the trust and confidence he’s placed in me, and I pledge that I will fight corruption, work with President Trump to carry his agenda forward, and lead the fight to repeal and replace Obamacare in the Senate,” Brinson said.

Stone was an advisor to the Trump campaign during the 2016 election before being fired according to an official statement from Trump in August 2015. Stone disputes the letter saying he left the campaign without being fired.

After leaving the campaign, Stone has been an advocate for Trump and called Brinson a good fit for a Trump-supporting senator.

Stone also commented on other Republican candidates during a guest hosting of Info Wars. Specifically, he talked about US Congressman Mo Brooks’ Trump record.

He said Brooks was a long-time critic of the president throughout the election and hasn’t supported him throughout his time as president.

“Certainly, no Trump supporter there,” Stone said.

A political scuffle between Brooks and a pro-Strange Super PAC last week hinged upon whether or not he supported President Trump during last year’s election.

Stone also said that US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and the Republican establishment were “bringing out the big guns” to support Strange. The Super PAC ad attacking Brooks was paid for by the Senate Leadership Fund, which has connection to McConnell.

“You can count on him (Strange) to stand with Mitch McConnell and those who, even today, are blocking the President’s plan for health care reform,” Stone said.

Stone said there is “substantial evidence” that Strange is corrupt.

Another Trump-surrogate, State Representative Ed Henry (R- Hartselle), denounced Strange last week calling him a “snake in the grass.” Henry was the co-chairman for Trump’s Alabama Campaign.

The Primary for the Senate race is less than a month away. If no one can past the threshold of 50 percent, then there will be a runoff in September.

Polling shows former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in first with Strange and Brooks being the two candidates closest behind him.

 

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