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State Rep. Tim Wadsworth endorses Roy Moore

Embattled Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore gets a standing ovation from supporters as he arrives for his ethics trial at the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, had endorsed Moore in the Republican runoff.

Wadsworth said, “I’m proud to represent Winston, Walker, and Jefferson counties. In November of 2016, eighty-nine percent of Winston County voters supported Donald Trump and the county has been recognized as the most pro-Trump county in the United States. I continue to support the policies, reforms, and vision of President Trump and my district is more than ready to continue draining the D.C. swamp.”

Wadsworth continued. “I believe that Judge Roy Moore is the candidate in this race who has the moral backbone and integrity needed to oppose the political tricks of the establishment and help the President truly ‘Make America Great Again.’ I am confident that Roy Moore has the best interest of the people of Alabama at heart and will daily fight for reforms that will improve both the rural and urban regions of the State. I ask you to join me in fully supporting Roy Moore for United States Senate.”

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Moore said in a statement, “I am honored to have Tim standing with me as I fight to be the people’s voice in the United States Senate. Tim has been a faithful public servant in Montgomery and shares my vision to restore morality, integrity, and sound conservative policy to both Alabama and Washington, D.C.”

Wadsworth represents portions of rural Winston, Walker and Jefferson counties. He was one of the first elected officials in the nation to endorse President Donald Trump and went on to serve as a Trump elector and delegate from the state of Alabama at the Republican National Convention. Wadsworth shared a stage with Trump at both the 2015 and 2016 rallies in Mobile.

Wadsworth is an attorney and was recently appointed by Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, to serve on the House Judiciary Committee.

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In 2016, Wadsworth was ranked among the top three most conservative members of the Alabama House of Representatives by the American Conservative Union.

Moore faces appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Republican runoff on Sept. 26 for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was confirmed as U.S. attorney general.

Strange has struggled to overcome the widespread perception that his interviewing for the Senate job with then Gov. Robert Bentley, while Bentley was the subject of a criminal investigation being led by then Alabama Attorney General Strange, was unethical.

Moore has led in every poll that has been made public in this race; though the margin has varied for a low of two points to as many as 19 percentage points. The most recent is an Emerson poll showing Moore ahead by 14 points.

Moore has been endorsed by many state Legislators, Republican Congressmen and conservative-thought leaders.

The eventual winner will still have to face former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 general election.  No Democrat has won any statewide office in Alabama since 2008, and the last Democrat to win a U.S. Senate race in Alabama was Richard Shelby in 1992.

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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,794 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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