By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Friday, former U.S. Senate candidate and President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, Dr. Randy Brinson (R), endorsed Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate runoff election on September 26.
Dr. Randy Brinson said in a statement, “As an Alabamian, as a veteran and as a Christian, I fully support and endorse Judge Roy Moore to represent the people of Alabama as our next US Senator. Judge Moore is going to Washington to fight corruption and back room deals, while his opponent Luther Strange got to Washington because of a backroom deal. The choice for Alabama is simple; if you support the Washington status quo, vote for Strange. If you support true conservatives who will get President Trump’s agenda passed, vote for Moore.”
The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore said, “I am honored to have the support of a leader like Randy, and I look forward to working with him and all of the candidates to make sure we send a voice for Alabama to represent us in Washington.”
Dr. Randy Brinson has served as the president of Christian Coalition of Alabama and Redeem the Vote, an organization encouraging young people to vote. He attends Taylor Road Baptist Church and is a former trustee of the University of Mobile. Dr. Brinson served in the U.S. Air Force as Chief of Gastroenterology at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. He and his wife, Pamela, live in Montgomery.
On Thursday, Clarence Henderson with the Frederick Douglass Foundation also endorsed Roy Moore at an event in Birmingham.
Former Chief Justice Moore is running for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who vacated the post to run for U.S. Attorney General.
Moore faces Senator Luther Strange in the Republican runoff on September 26. Strange was appointed to the post by former Governor Robert Bentley (R). Strange was Alabama Attorney General.
Moore is a career judge from Gallant who was twice elected to the Alabama Supreme Court. He was removed from the bench by the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) for failing to follow a federal judge’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument acknowledging God from the Alabama Judicial Building. Moore ran for the Republican nomination for Governor unsuccessfully in 2006 and 2010. He was re-elected as chief justice, but was suspended in 2016 by the COJ for the remainder of his term for failing to issue an order to Alabama’s probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Judge Moore retired earlier this year to run for Senate.
Moore received the most votes in the special Republican primary on August 15, but not the 50 percent plus one majority needed to win without a runoff.
The winner of the Republican runoff will face Birmingham area attorney Doug Jones (D) in the Special General Election on December 12.