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US Rep. Thomas Massie endorses Moore

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., announced that he has endorsed Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

Massie said, “Roy Moore has more political spine than anyone I know. He has twice chosen to lose his job rather than compromise his principles. He is a man willing to stand up to the out of control courts and help us return to the limited government outlined in our Constitution. I give him my full support and look forward to having him as a stalwart colleague in the Senate.”

Moore thanked Massey for the endorsement, “I am honored to have the support of a fighter for limited government like Congressman Massie. Just as he was one of the few men willing to stand up to the failed leadership of John Boehner, I will not go to the Senate to be a yes man to the establishment.”

Massie was elected in 2012. He was instrumental in the removal of former Speaker of the House John Boehner. He lives on a cattle farm in Kentucky with his wife, Rhonda, and their four children.

Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Moore faces appointed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Sept. 26 runoff election.

Moore will be joined by “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson for a Faith & Family rally in Fairhope, Alabama, on Monday, September 11. Robertson is the founder of Duck Commander, which sells duck calls and hunting gear in all 50 states, and he is the author of two books.

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Robertson said, “I have been an admirer for some time of Judge Roy Moore. He judged with a good understanding of the constitution and the law, but he also understands natural law and who gave us our rights to begin with, Almighty God. Roy Moore will stand up for truth and what’s right, no matter who opposes him, and that is sorely needed in Washington. I fully endorse his run for the senate and pray for he and his family.”

Moore said, “I thank Phil for his support and prayers. The Robertson’s are a great example for the American family. They represent hard work, Christian values and conservative principles, which is what we need to make our nation great again, and to make our nation good again.”

Robertson and his family also starred in the hit TV series “Duck Dynasty.” The event will be at 7 p.m. at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope, Alabama.

According to the Real Clear Politics rolling average, Moore leads Strange 45.5 percent to 35.3 percent with 19 percent of voters still undecided. There has been vast spreads in the available polling with some showing Strange trailing by just two and other polls showing Moore winning by 16, 18 or even 19 points.

Strange is relying on a barrage of attack ads paid for by Washington interest groups.

The Republican Primary runoff is September 26.

The winner will face Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones (D) on December 12, 2017.

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*UPDATE * the Moore campaign is cancelling the Rally with Robertson due to weather related concerns.  The campaign posted:

*RALLY POSTPONED: Tonight’s rally in Fairhope has been postponed due to the weather. Phil Robertson will be back in South Alabama with us on September 25th. Stay tuned for details.

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



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