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Former gubernatorial candidate Tim James endorses former Chief Justice Roy Moore

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 10, 2017, former Alabama gubernatorial candidates Tim James (R) endorsed Roy Moore for US Senate in a press conference in Montgomery’s RSA Center for Commerce Building.  Former Governor Fob James (R) also endorsed Roy Moore for the US Senate.

Businessman Tim James said in a statement, “Many good people are in this Senate race, I personally know several of them. However, I have made a decision to support Roy Moore for the following reasons: Judge Moore is a family man, a soldier, a judge, and a constitutional scholar.  His most important attribute is his character which matters the most in times like these.”

James said, “I see a nation that’s lost it’s identity, it’s character, it’s way. If there ever was a time to elect godly men to high office, this is it. Roy Moore is such a man.  Remember George Washington’s proclamation to our young nation on October 3rd, 1789? He said, ‘It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.’ Roy Moore has “obeyed His will’ and has been persecuted for it. For this reason, I will be voting for Judge Moore for the US Senate on August 15, and hope many Alabamians will do the same. He’s the closest thing to a ‘founding father’ that I’ve seen in my lifetime.”

Tim read out loud a statement from his father supporting Judge Moore. “Roy Moore will make the right tough decisions, no matter the political consequences and President Trump badly needs this kind of support in the Senate, now.”

Former Chief Justice Roy Moore said, “Fob and Tim are both fine men and public servants who I have called my friends for years. I am honored to have there support in our campaign for the US Senate.”

Roy Moore Campaign Chairman and former Alabama Republican Party Chairman, Bill Armistead said, “Every day it is becoming clear that there are two candidates and two sides in this race.  One is backed by the people of Alabama, the other is backed by Mitch McConnell and the Washington swamp.”

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Fob James served two terms as governor from 1979-1983 and 1995-1999. Tim James is a businessman and a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2002 and 2010. James narrowly missed being in the Republican primary runoff in 2010 by less than 200 votes to then State Representative Robert Bentley (R).  Bentley would go on to beat former Alabama Two Year College Chairman Bradley Byrne in the Republican Primary Runoff and win the Governor’s race in 2010 and re-election in 2014.

Tim James told reporters, “I am delighted to stand before you and endorse Roy Moore for Senate.  I am not doing this on a whim. It is imperative if this country is to survive that we elect Godly men to office.”

Judge Moore said, “I am running because I believe in this country.  In November, the people of this country voted for change; but we can not make any progress in this country because of the establishment in Washington.  The establishment is Democrats and Republicans and anyone who is blocking change.”

Moore said that judges can’t make law and that we have got to go back to the Constitution.  We have got to appeal Obamacare as soon as possible.  Deductibles are getting higher and higher and more and more people can not afford to purchase the coverage. “We need to eliminate Common Core.”

Moore said, “We can be a great nation again, but we need to be a good nation again.”

When reporters asked Moore about President Donald J. Trump’s Tuesday endorsement of Luther Strange, Moore said, “President Trump is not running for Senator of Alabama.  I am not surprised by it” (the Presidential endorsement) and suggested that it was the result of some, ‘Back room deals.’  I don’t know what deals have been made, but I stand for the agenda that he has proposed.”  “Polling for this Special Election is very difficult; but I  have been leading in the polls throughout this race. They know this in Washington and they are very concerned about this race”…Mitch McConnell said he “did not want a conservative rebel in a Caucus that is already difficult to manage.”

Moore said, “I have the biggest grassroots support.  We have the biggest social media support.  This is the best campaign I have ever run.”

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On his recent endorsement by action movie star Chuck Norris, Moore said, “I have been a long friend of his. I have visited his home in Teas.  I consider him a personal friend.”

The Special Major Party Primaries are on August 15, 2017.


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

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