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Conservative Christians of Alabama Endorse Shelby

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Conservative Christians of Alabama released their 2016 voters’ guide.

The group announced that they were recommending that voters go to the polls on Tuesday, March 1, and vote to re-elect Richard Shelby (R) to the US Senate.

The Conservative Christians of Alabama endorsement is just the latest group to announce their support for Senator Shelby. Shelby has been endorsed by: the Alabama Retail Association, the Alabama Republican Assembly, the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), the Alabama Farmers Federation, the National Rifleman’s Association (NRA), the Alabama Tea Party Patriots, National Right to Life, the Alabama Credit Union Association, and Senator Jeff Sessions.

In Alabama’s Second Congressional District the Conservative Christians of Alabama endorsed the challenger, Becky Gerritson (R-Wetumpka) over incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery).

In Alabama’s Third Congressional District the group is endorsing challenger Larry Dichaira (R-Auburn) over incumbent Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks).

In the Fifth Congressional District they endorsed incumbent Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).

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For Alabama Supreme Court Justice the group endorsed incumbent Tom Parker (R).

For Public Service Commission (PSC) President the group endorsed the challenger, former PSC Commissioner Terry Dunn (R) over incumbent PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R).

For State Board of Education District 1 they endorsed Jackie Zeigler (R).

In State Board of Education District 3 the group endorsed incumbent Stephanie Bell (R).

For State Board of Education District 7 Rhea Tays Fulmer (R) received the endorsement.

The group urged voters to vote, “YES on Amendment One. It is poorly worded. It does not provide a pension. It replaces an already-existing pension that the officials are not required to pay into with one that they do pay into.”

The group declined to make a Presidential race endorsement.

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The Conservative Christians of Alabama said in a statement that they have, “Served Alabama since 1994. We were best known for leading the battle against the Siegelman Gambling Lottery of 1999, as we covered the state with 45,000 “No Lottery” yard signs. The tea party movement is not just about winning this election, it is about taking our country back.”

To read more endorsements from the Conservative Christians of Alabama, click here to visit their website.

Richard Shelby was elected to the Alabama Legislature in 1970. He was elected to the Congress for the first time in 1978 and to the US Senate in 1986.

Senator Shelby face an experienced GOP Primary challenger in former State Senator Shadrack McGill (R-Jackson County). Political newcomers John Martin, Jonathan McConnell, and Marcus Bowman are also running in the March 1 GOP Primary. The winner of the March Republican primary will face a Democratic Party opponent in the November general election. Ron Crumpton faces Charles Nana in the Alabama Democratic Party Primary also on March 1.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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