By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
The head of Alabama’s Christian Coalition wants to be a US Senator.
Randy Brinson, who’s worked for years as one of the State’s most vocal Christian conservative advocates, announced Monday that he plans to challenge Luther Strange for Jeff Sessions’ seat.
“As president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, and founder and chairman of Redeem The Vote, I believe we have been successful in helping shape the moral direction of our State and more importantly, speaking out about corruption and illegal activity that has led to the resignation and conviction of many of our elected leaders,” Brinson said in a social media post. “Working with these groups has given me insight into how frustrated voters are with the corruption, self-dealing, and venality of politicians at all levels of our government.”
Brinson and Redeem The Vote called out former Gov. Robert Bentley and Strange prior to Bentley’s resignation, saying Bentley and Strange were part of ongoing corruption in the State.
The group also said it had more than 300,000 members and an email mailing list of more than a million, which, along with plenty of funding, would seem to give Brinson a solid start in the race. His entry could also hurt the chances of Roy Moore, who will likely need votes from the same group of Christian conservative voters.
Qualifying for the Aug. 15 Republican primary opened on Monday and will continue through May 17. The General Election is set for Dec. 12.