By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign announced that Alabama State Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, has endorsed Moore for the United States Senate.
“Judge Roy Moore is a principled man who stands up for religious liberty and defends the Constitution,” Hightower said. “It is a privilege to endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.”
“As someone who represents Alabama’s coastline, I well understand the pivotal role that defense industry companies like Austal play in our state,” Hightower continued. “As a veteran, Judge Moore appreciates the important work that defense companies do in providing jobs for Alabama’s workers and in keeping our nation safe. He will be a strong ambassador in Washington for Alabama’s values, workers, and companies.”
Moore thanked Hightower for his endorsement.
“Bill Hightower has stood strong for conservative principles in the Alabama Legislature, and I appreciate his support,” Moore said. “Momentum is building every day for this campaign, as Alabamians from all walks of life embrace our message of strengthening the military, defending religious liberty, and ending the insider cronyism in Washington between career politicians and well-heeled lobbyists.”
Hightower is a candidate for governor in the 2018 Republican Primary. He is a businessman and is considered as one of the most conservative members of the Alabama State Senate. The Republican Primary for governor and other races will be on June 5, 2018.
Republican across Alabama and the country are coming together behind the candidacy of Roy Moore. Alabama Republican elected officials who have endorsed Judge Moore for U.S. Senate include the following: the entire Republican U.S. House delegation, Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama Speaker of the House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon, Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler. Alabama Senators: Bill Hightower, Gerald Dial, Phil Williams, Trip Pittman, Larry Stutts, Tom Whatley and Rusty Glover.
Alabama Reps..: 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,” Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said.
Moore has also been endorsed by U.S. Senators: Rand Paul, John Cornyn, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz.
Moore faces former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in Alabama’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions on Dec. 12, 2017.