By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign announced that Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R) has endorsed Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions (R).
Cavanaugh said in a statement, “Voters across this nation overwhelmingly rejected the failed policies of the Obama era last November when they elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. I am confident that the people of Alabama will send the same message to Washington this December when they elect Judge Roy Moore to the United States Senate.”
“In order for Congress to pass the America First agenda of President Trump,” Cavanaugh continued, “the vacated seat of Jeff Sessions must be filled by a principled conservative who shares our values. That is why I am proud to endorse our Republican nominee and encourage all Alabamians to vote for Judge Roy Moore on December 12th.”
“I am honored to receive Twinkle’s endorsement. She has faithfully served the Republican Party for decades and I look forward to taking our shared conservative values to Washington,” former Chief Justice Moore said.
Cavanaugh began her political involvement in 1990 working for the Republican National Committee. Later, she became deputy chief of staff for Governor Bob Riley (R) and in 2005, she was elected chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, the first woman to hold that position. Twinkle ran for PSC president in 2008 but lost to former Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley (D) by 12,458 votes out of over two million votes cast. In 2010, Cavanaugh won a seat on the PSC and then defeated Baxley for president of the PSC in 2012.
Twinkle is a Republican candidate for Alabama lieutenant governor in the 2018 election. The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.
Cavanaugh’s endorsement follows a week where all six of Alabama’s Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson (R) and Alabama Senate President Del Marsh, R-Anniston, all publicly announced that they were backing Moore, as the Republican Party rallies around Moore’s Senate candidacy.
Moore faces former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones (D) in the special general election on December 12, 2017.