By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
US Senate Candidate Roy Moore recently picked up endorsements from 13 members in the Alabama Legislature.
Moore praised the endorsements and said that he was honored to have them standing with him in his campaign.
“They are fighting the good fight here in Montgomery, and their support is continued evidence that our conservative message is resonating with more and more Alabama voters,” Moore said. “I look forward to working with them and having them behind me as we take the fight for Alabama values to DC”
State Senator Larry Stutts (R-Sheffield) said despite being outspent by the “Washington establishment” Moore continues to poll well in the race.
“I am proud to cast my support behind Roy Moore because a win for the Judge is a win for integrity, for conservative values, and for the people of Alabama,”” Stutts said.
A poll conducted by the Louisiana-based company JMC Analytics and Polling puts Moore ahead of sitting US Senator Luther Strange by 19 percentage points. The poll was based off voter turnout during the August primary which was low.
State Representative Ritchie Whorton, R-Scottsboro, said the Senate race is Moore vs. the “Washington insiders” and emphasized that a big fight was coming.
“Judge Moore has put principle before politics throughout his entire life and has stayed the course,” Whorton said. “I am proud to join Roy Moore in the fight against the Washington establishment and encourage all hard-working, God-fearing Alabamians to do the same.”
Moore’s campaign echoed a similar sentiment in an email telling supporters that US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell was gearing up to fund ad campaigns against him.
The Super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, which is connected to McConnell, donated millions in the run-up to the August Primary against Moore and in favor of Strange.
State Representative Ed Henry, who co-chaired President Donald Trump’s Alabama campaign, endorsed Moore last week after the US Senate party primary.
“I am proud to give my full support to Roy Moore for US Senate because I know that Washington insiders fear the very idea of Roy’s presence shaking up their good ole’ boy system,” Henry said.
Henry endorsed Moore’s opponent US Representative Mo Brooks in the primary election.
Brooks placed third in the race and did not make the run-off set for September. He has since announced he will re-run for his seat in the US House of Representatives.
Moore, who received the plurality of votes in August, is a former State Supreme Court Chief Justice who served two terms nearly a decade apart.
His first term ended in him thrown out of office for placing a monument of the Ten Commandments in the Supreme Court building in Montgomery, Alabama.
His most recent term ended with him suspended by the Court of the Judiciary without pay or benefits for refusing to comply with the Supreme Court of the United States decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Strange was appointed to the US Senate by former Governor Robert Bentley after the seat was left vacant by Jeff Sessions’ appointment to attorney general by Trump.
Moore and Strange are now heading to a run-off after the August primary in which neither received a majority of the vote. Whoever wins the race will face Democratic Candidate Doug Jones in December during the General Election.