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Chuck Norris endorses Roy Moore for US Senate

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, August 7, 2017, actor Chuck Norris endorsed former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (R) for the US Senate.

Norris said in a statement, “Judge Roy Moore is the real deal: He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel. The Washington establishment knows they won’t be able to count on him, but Alabama voters can. Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the US Senate. That’s why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore.”

Norris continued, “Alabama needs Judge Moore there doing what he’s always done: fighting to protect our constitutional rights to life, religious liberty, and the freedom to protect ourselves and our families. And he will always put principle over politics”.

Norris is a veteran of the US Air Force, an author, and has starred in 29 motion pictures and four made for TV movies.  Some of his best known films are:

Missing In Action trilogy
Lone Wolf McQuade
Delta Force
A Force of One
Way of the Dragon
Expendables 2
The Octagon

Chuck Norris is perhaps best known for his starring role in the long-running television series, “Walker, Texas Ranger”.

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Norris is also an active supporter of conservative candidates and causes, including veterans organizations and initiatives. Norris is also a successful businessman, martial arts expert, and outspoken conservative Christian.  Norris served in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1962, where he began his study of Karate while stationed in South Korea.  Norris earned a black belt and opened a chain of martial arts schools following his service.  His many wins as a competitive Karate master brought him celebrity clients, including a role in a Dean Martin movie; but it was his role as the villain opposite Bruce Lee in “Way of the Dragon” that really made him a celebrity and launched his acting career.

In addition to their conservative politics and Christian faith the pair also share an interest in martial arts.  Judge Moore was once a competitive kick boxer.

Judge Moore said, “Chuck Norris is exactly the kind of guy you want on your side, and I’m honored to have his support as we continue this fight to take our Alabama values to Washington.”

Moore is running for the Senate seat vacated by the popular Jeff Sessions (R) when confirmed to the United States Senate.

Former Governor Robert Bentley (R) appointed then Attorney Genera Luther Strange (R) to the seat.  Strange is also running for the office.

The most recent polling has Roy Moore leading the race with 30 percent, Luther Strange (despite spending $millions on ad buys to attack his opponents) is clinging to second place with 22 percent.  Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) is in a close third with 19 percent.  17 percent are still undecided, while 12 percent are backing the other six candidates in the race for the Republican Party nomination.

The Special Major Party Primaries are on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  If necessary, the Primary Runoffs will be on September 26.  The Special General Election will be on December 12.

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

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