By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that twenty more elected officials from both rural and urban areas of the state of Alabama had endorsed Moore. The campaign said that the announcement is demonstrative of the widespread, local support accumulating for Moore as he heads into the final week of the campaign.
“The backing of these public servants shows that Alabamians trust Judge Moore to champion our values in the United States Senate,” Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said. “Judge Moore is determined to take on the full force of the swamp and labor tirelessly for the people of our great state.”
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth announced that the Super PAC associated with the nation’s largest Tea Party group has endorsed Moore for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the upcoming Alabama special election runoff.
“In the special election runoff for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate pitting Constitutional conservative Roy Moore against former D.C. lobbyist/current Swamp Denizen Luther Strange, there is no contest – Roy Moore wins, hands down,” Beth said. “Roy Moore is a strong conservative who will put the values and principles of the people of Alabama first when deciding how to cast his vote in the Senate.
“He supports term limits for Members of Congress, will work to fully repeal ObamaCare and overturn Congress’ illegal special exemption from the law, will not vote to raise the debt limit, demands stronger border security and tougher enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws, and will work for tax reform that cuts taxes for middle class families and helps generate new job growth.”
“Judge Moore has been on the receiving end of millions of dollars worth of attack ads paid for by Mitch McConnell’s allies in the Washington Swamp,” Beth said. “But we know the people of Alabama can see through that junk, and we’re confident that in the end, all those negative ads will backfire on McConnell and his allies – all those ads do is make it clear to the voters of Alabama who is the candidate of the Washington special interests, and who is the candidate fighting for the good people of Alabama.
“I am pleased to endorse Roy Moore for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, and I urge all voters in Alabama to make a plan to be a voter for him in the September 26 special runoff election.”
“I wholeheartedly support Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund’s endorsement of Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate,” Wetumpka Tea Party President Becky Gerritson said. “Judge Roy Moore is a man of principle and integrity. His experience as an Alabama Supreme Court Judge and Chief Justice and his knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution are valuable assets he will bring to the Senate. I have no doubt that he will work to represent the people of Alabama and uphold the values that have and will continue to make this country great.”
The elected officials who have endorsed Judge Moore include:
- State School Board Member Stephanie Bell
- Former state Rep. DuWayne Bridges
- Former state Rep. James Cullins
- Auburn City Councilman Tommy Dawson
- Glenco, Alabama, Mayor Charles Gilchrist
- Castleberry, Alabama, City Councilman Chris Godwin
- Former state Rep. David Grimes
- Ashford, Alabama, Mayor Jonathan Grecu
- Montgomery City Councilman William Green
- Jackson County Commissioner Tim Guffey
- Fairfield City Councilman Willie Hardley
- Limestone County Commissioner Ben Harrison
- Former Sylacauga Police Chief Billy Hay
- Southside Mayor Pro Tem Joey Jones
- Former Macon County Commissioner Tommy Lee King
- Former Circuit Judge Richard Lane
- Former Covington County Presiding Judge Ashley McKathan
- State School Board Member Betty Peters
- Etowah County Coroner London Pierce
- Former State Rep. Riley Seibenhener
Moore has already been endorsed by four state senators and 15 state representatives. State Auditor Jim Zeigler also endorsed Moore.
The Republican runoff between Moore and Strange will be Sept. 26.
The Special General Election will be Dec. 12, 2017. The Democratic nominee is former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones.