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US Sen. Steve Daines endorses Roy Moore

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said that Roy Moore will help reform Washington.  Daines announced that he is endorsing Moore in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate.

“The people of Alabama will have soon have an opportunity elect a new U.S. Senator, and I believe Judge Roy Moore is the best candidate to follow in the steps of former Senator Jeff Sessions,” Daines said. “Judge Moore is a principled conservative, and he will help reform Washington and return power to the people of America. I look forward to working with Judge Moore on ideas to cut taxes, rein in the national debt, and boost job growth.”

“As a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, I welcome Judge Moore’s perspective on strengthening the military and protecting American soil,” Daines said. “Roy Moore served honorably in Vietnam as an Army officer, and he has the mud-on-the-boats experience we need in the U.S. Senate. I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”

Daines’ public endorsement of Moore follows previous endorsements for Moore by Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and John Cornyn, R-Texas.

“Steve Daines has been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and a vocal advocate for an immigration policy that puts the safety of the American people first,” Moore said. “I appreciate his support, and I look forward to working with him to end the Obama-era war on coal and protect the thousands of Americans who work in the coal industry.”

Last week, Moore traveled to Washington for a lunch meeting with the Republican senators and a fundraiser.

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Moore grew up on a small farm in Gallant, Alabama.  He went to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.  Moore served in the U.S. Army as a Captain of military police in the Vietnam War.  Following his military service, Moore attended the University of Alabama school of law, then returned to his native Etowah County as a prosecutor.

Moore spent some time as a kickboxer and working cowboy before entering private practice as an attorney.  Moore was appointed a Circuit Judge by Alabama Gov. Guy Hunt.  Moore gained wider fame when he placed a Ten Commandment plaque on his court room wall.

In 2000, the people of Alabama elected Moore to be chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.  In 2003, the Court of the Judiciary removed Chief Justice Moore for his refusal to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Supreme Court building.

Moore then established the Foundation for Moral Law which defends religious liberties and provides amicus briefs on a wide range of legal issues pertaining to religious liberty and the defense of traditional marriage.  Moore also runs a small cattle ranch in Gallant.

Moore ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2006 and 2010.  In 2012 he was once again elected to be chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.  In 2016 he was suspended from the court by the COJ, for failing to order the state’s probate judges to issue same sex marriage licenses.  Moore retired from the court to run for U.S. Senate.

Moore has declared that the Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution prevents states from defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman as illegal.

Moore is a defender of traditional morality, Judeo-Christian ethics, and the public acknowledgement of God.  To make ‘America Great Again’ Judge Moore argues that we must make America good again.

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Moore will be the keynote speaker at a memorial service for veterans on Wednesday morning at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa.  He also will be participating in Veterans Day events in in Vestavia Hills on Saturday.  He will be holding a press conference with sheriffs today in Montgomery.

Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Moore’s opponent is U.S. Attorney Doug Jones.


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

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