By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced that he is endorsing Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.
“Alabamians will soon elect a new U.S. Senator and I hope they will vote for the candidate who will follow in former Senator Sessions’ footsteps as a tireless advocate led by principle rather than politics,” Sen. Cornyn said. “That is why I am proud to offer my support to Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. I look forward to working with him to pass legislation that will effect meaningful change for all Americans.”
“I appreciate Senator Cornyn’s endorsement and I look forward to working with him in the U.S. Senate on ideas to strengthen the military, cut taxes on American families and businesses, reduce government spending, and protect the sanctity of life,” Moore remarked on Wednesday afternoon.
Senator Cornyn’s announcement of support comes the day after fellow Texan, Sen. Ted Cruz, endorsed Judge Moore. Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Earlier this week, the entire Alabama Republican Congressional delegation jointly endorsed Moore.
“It is exciting to see the entire Alabama Republican congressional delegation endorse Roy Moore for the Alabama United States Senate seat. This mighty show of unity from U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, U.S. Representative Martha Roby, U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks and U.S. Representative Gary Palmer is a strong message to our voters – we need to replace the former Senator Jeff Sessions’ seat with a true conservative, Roy Moore. We are proud of the delegation’s support for Judge Moore and their continued efforts to uphold the principles and values of our Party platform,” Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement.
“The recent endorsements from Alabama’s Republican elected officials is an indication of our team’s focus on our platform’s principles,” Lathan said. “Their endorsements of Judge Moore are a direct result of his strong conservative roots in Alabama. ‘We dare defend our rights’ is our state motto – and the GOP will defend holding this U.S. Senate seat for the conservative values of Alabama citizens and families.”
Alabama Republican elected officials who have endorsed Judge Moore for U.S. Senate include the following: Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama Speaker of the House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon, Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh and Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler. Alabama Senators: Phil Williams, Trip Pittman, Larry Stutts, Tom Whatley and Rusty Glover. Alabama House of Representatives: Dickie Drake, Matt Fridy, Arnold Mooney, Barry Moore, Kerry Rich, David Sessions, Randall Shedd, Jack Williams, Tim Wadsworth, Isaac Whorton, Ed Henry, Becky Nordgren, Mike Holmes, Mike Ball, Tommy Hanes, Mack Butler, Rich Wingo, Randy Wood, Ritchie Whorton, Danny Crawford, Lynn Greer, K.L Brown and Paul Beckman.
“The Alabama Republican Party and our GOP elected officials stand shoulder to shoulder as one team as we prepare to elect Judge Moore to the U.S. Senate on December 12,” Lathan said.
Moore faces former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate on Dec. 12th.