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Marsh joins growing list of Republican leaders endorsing Moore

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Moore campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, (R-Anniston). Marsh’s endorsement comes following Moore’s successful runoff campaign victory where Moore won 63 of Alabama’s 67 counties despite being outspent 12 to one. The Moore campaign says that they are receiving mounting support coming from all corners of the Republican Party as the GOP unites to defeat the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones in December.

“This is a time for unity Alabama Republicans voted overwhelmingly to elect Judge Moore as our nominee for the United States Senate, and I will support our nominee. The liberal policies of the Obama Era – embraced by Democrat Doug Jones – have failed, and we must do all we can to support our president,” Marsh declared.

“If Alabamians want to ensure that President Trump has another ally in the United States Senate, then it is imperative that they support the Republican nominee,” Marsh said.

Del Marsh has been a member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 12 since 1998 and has served the people of Alabama as the Senate pro tem since 2010. Marsh has announced that he plans to seek re-election in 2018 and has stated that education and infrastructure would continue to be his top priorities if elected to his sixth term in the Alabama Senate.

Also on Thursday, eight additional members of the Alabama House of Representatives, following the endorsement from Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, and the declared  full support of Alabama Republican Party chairwoman, Terry Lathan, endorsed Moore.

“This is a critical election for Alabama. Judge Moore’s runoff victory sent a ripple throughout Washington. As we head towards victory in December, Republicans are uniting around our campaign because none of us want a poster boy for the failed policies of the Obama era in the United States Senate. We are glad to have these members of the Alabama House of Representatives on board,” Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said.

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One of those state representatives who endorsed Moore on Thursday was Barry Moore, R-Enterprise. “I’ve been a long-time supporter of Judge Roy Moore, and I could not be more proud that this bold conservative warrior is on the verge of representing our state in Washington.  Time and again, Roy Moore has proven a commitment to challenging the status quo, and he is exactly the leader we need working with Donald Trump to Make America Great Again.”

The representatives who endorsed Judge Roy Moore on Thursday are as follows: Rep. Dickie Drake, Leeds; Rep. Matt Fridy, Birmingham; Rep. Arnold Mooney, Birmingham; Rep. Barry Moore, Enterprise; Rep. Kerry Rich, Guntersville; Rep. David Sessions, Grand Bay; Rep. Randall Shedd, Pullman; and Rep. Jack Williams, Wilmer.

These representatives join a team of public servants who previously endorsed Judge Moore’s bid for U.S. Senate:

Rep. Tim Wadsworth, Arlen; Rep. Isaac Whorton, Valley; Rep. Ed Henry, Hartselle; Rep. Becky Nordgren, Gadsden; Rep. Mike Holmes, Wetumpka; Rep. Mike Ball, Madison; Rep. Tommy Hanes, Scottsboro; Rep. Mack Butler, Rainbow City; Rep. Rich Wingo, Tuscaloosa; Rep. Randy Wood, Anniston; Rep. Ritchie Whorton, Scottsboro; Rep. Danny Crawford, Athens; Rep. Lynn Greer, Rogersville; Rep. K.L Brown, Jacksonville; and Rep. Paul Beckman, Prattville.

“The knives are out against Judge Moore, and the Left is running with false attacks on his record and character, but the people of Alabama know better than to believe these lies. We also know that Judge Moore is the only candidate in this race who will protect innocent human life, fight for everyday Alabamians, Drain the Swamp, and protect people of faith. There is a stark choice facing our state, and we cannot afford to get this wrong. I am calling on voters across our state to unite, stand up for our values, and oppose the special interests that are lying about Judge Moore. Let’s send an ally and friend to Washington who will stand with Donald Trump!” Barry Moore added.

Rep. Barry Moore will be leaving the Alabama House of Representatives after just two terms in order to run for Congress in the Second Congressional District. That seat is currently held by Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery. The Republican primary for that race will be June 5, 2018.

The special election for Senate between Moore and Jones will be on Dec. 12, 2017.

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

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