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Alabama GOP congress members endorse 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

Thursday, October 19, 2017 all six House Republicans in Alabama’s Congressional Delegation  affirmed their support of Judge Roy Moore in the special election to the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), Martha Roby, (R-Montgomery), Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), and Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) all endorsed Judge Moore in a joint statement:

“Alabama Congressional Republicans have a long history of working together on issues that matter to our state,” the statement read. “We support the Republican nominee for Senate, Judge Roy Moore, and are confident his election will help us deliver conservative results. The House has passed bills repealing Obamacare, repealing Dodd-Frank, funding border wall construction, rebuilding the military, defunding Planned Parenthood, and we are working on pro-growth tax reform right now.

“At this critical time for our country, we need more conservative Republicans in the Senate, not fewer, to help us get legislation to President Trump’s desk.”

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Moore welcomed the delegation’s support and said he looks forward to working with each member to be a strong voice for Alabama in Washington.

“President Trump and Congressional Republicans have begun rolling back the jobs-killing regulations of the Obama era, and if I am elected to the U.S. Senate, I will work closely with the President and our Congressional team to support our workers and business owners in Alabama,” Moore said. “Our state is a place of entrepreneurial innovation, and we need a pro-business Senator who supports the jobs growth-agenda of President Trump. We must protect the coal and mining jobs, while keeping our workers safe, that are so essential to west Alabama and we must eliminate burdensome regulations on our Gulf Coast fishing companies.”

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, ran against Moore in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Brooks finished third, behind Moore and Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala.

Brooks, however, endorsed Moore in the GOP primary runoff over Strange, who spent millions on negative ads attacking both Moore and Brooks.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Selma, endorsed Doug Jones for U.S. Senate before the Democratic primary.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., was the only member of the Alabama congressional delegation to publicly endorse Moore’s opponent Strange in the Republican primary runoff.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers endorsed Brooks during the special Republican primary.

On Thursday, a new poll by Raycom and WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham showed Roy Moore leading Doug Jones 51 percent to 40 percent. The poll shows Republicans across Alabama unifying behind Judge Moore following the bitterly contested primary season.

The special general election will be December 12, 2017.

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



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