By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., announced his endorsement of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. This followed a day in which Moore was endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund.
Meadows said in a statement: “I am proud to endorse Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. The people of Alabama are seeing millions of dollars in false advertising flow into their state. From what I know about the people of Alabama, their vote is NOT for sale. They want a strong man–a principled conservative–to send a clear message to Washington, D.C. … that his vote can’t be bought either. I look forward to working with him to advance conservative principles by repealing ObamaCare, passing real tax reform and securing our borders.”
Former Alabama Chief Justice Moore said, “I am deeply honored to have the support of a leader like Congressman Mark Meadows. Since he arrived in Washington, Congressman Meadows has kept his word to the people of his district and kept his oath to uphold the constitution, which is exactly what I will do as the next senator from Alabama. I look forward to partnering with him and other members of the House Freedom Caucus to bring real conservative change to Washington, as the first Freedom Caucus member of the United States Senate.”
On Tuesday, Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli announced that Moore had also won the SCF endorsement for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Cuccinelli said in a statement, “After collecting feedback from our supporters in Alabama and across the nation last week, an overwhelming 97 percent said we should endorse Judge Roy Moore in the primary election runoff. Unlike other political groups that are controlled and funded by the DC establishment, SCF is driven by the grassroots to help elect conservative outsiders like Roy Moore.”
Cuccinelli continued, “Roy Moore is a proven conservative leader who will fight to cut spending, reform our nation’s tax system, secure our borders, defund Planned Parenthood, and fully repeal Obamacare. We are proud to support him and we look forward to working with the grassroots to help him win this important race.”
Moore said, “I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of Senate Conservatives Fund in the September 26th runoff!”
Meadows has represented North Carolina’s 11th District since 2013. In 2015, he filed a motion to vacate the chair, which led to the resignation of former Speaker of the House John Boehner. He has chaired the House Freedom Caucus, the leading group of conservatives in the House, since 2016.
A recent poll shows Moore still leading by 16 percentage points despite desperate efforts by Strange’s Washington friends to tilt the election by flooding the state’s airwaves with largely false and misleading negative attack ads against Moore. The new poll showed Moore still with a commanding 52 to 36 percent lead over Strange. Southeast Research prepared the poll. Their political pollster is Auburn University Montgomery’s Dr. Jerry Ingram.
The Republican primary runoff will be Sept. 26.
The winner will face Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in the Dec. 12, 2017, Special General election.