By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia has been endorsed by the Central Alabama Fire Chief’s Association. The fire chiefs said that the congressman has been a longtime supporter of the Assistance to Firefighters and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs.
In a written statement the fire chiefs wrote, “Congressman Bachus has always been available and ready to work with the fire service on numerous issues, such as the development of a nationwide public safety broadband network and EPA emission requirements for fire apparatus. Additionally, the congressman’s voting record has consistently supported issues that matter to the fire service. As a senior member of Congress, Spencer Bachus has been a great advocate for public safety.On behalf of the fire service, Congressman Bachus recently spoke out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission requirements on fire apparatus. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the congressman voiced our concerns about the cost and effectiveness of the exhaust filter systems being mandated by the agency.”
Former Governor Bob Riley (R) from Clay County has also endorsed Rep. Bachus. The popular former Governor said, “It’s very important for Spencer Bachus to be re-elected. To have the chairman of the Financial Services Committee be from the state of Alabama never needs to be taken lightly, plus I know him to be a good man, a man of character. He’s always been a good friend and a great congressman.”
Rep. Bachus is also the candidate of choice for the Business Council of Alabama. “Spencer Bachus has been a strong advocate for job creation and eliminating unnecessary federal regulations,” said Terry Kellogg, chairman of the BCA board of directors and president and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama. “His dedication to pro-growth policies that help create jobs is why our board of directors is proud to support him for reelection.
The Alabama Farmers Federation (Farm-PAC), ‘The Birmingham News,’ and the Alabama Retail Association have also endorsed Representative Spencer Bachus.
Senator Jeff Sessions has endorsed Rep. Bachus. Sen. Sessions in a written statement said, “Mary and I have been friends with Spencer and Linda for many years. They are good people. Spencer is a man of integrity who loves his country and supports those who serve her. I absolutely support his reelection, because he is a strong conservative and a man of faith who is right now playing a key leadership role in Congress. Spencer is working hard for economic growth, limited government and the values we share, and his reelection is important for Alabama and America.”
Alabama State Senator Scott Beason, Shelby County Tea Party Activist Al Mickle, and Blount County Probate Judge David Standridge are all challenging Rep. Bachus in the Tuesday, March 13th Republican Primary.
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