By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, Alabama Attorney General candidate, Sam McLure, announced that he his withdrawing from the Alabama attorney general’s race.
“We entered this race in July, invigorated with a vision to see the people of Alabama take back our government … take it back from being used as a tool to enrich the elite … take back our Government to be used as a platform to speak for the weak,” McLure stated. “It has filled me with tremendous joy and hope to see the soul of our great State rise up to do just that.”
“A tide is turning and a momentum is shifting. The sleeping giant of our people, the people of Alabama, are realizing that they need-not wait on the Federal Government’s permission to protect the 16 children who are murdered every day in Alabama through abortion. The people of Alabama are mobilizing to pursue and prosecute political corruption to its very roots … no matter the cost. The people of Alabama are, perhaps, more focused now on mercy to the orphan and the poor than they have ever been. It has been my great privilege to be embraced in the gaze of this giant now rising. However, my role as Attorney General candidate for this season has come to an end,” McLure said.
“A revolution needs financial backers, and that we are lacking,” McLure stated frankly. “So, it is with great sadness that I announce the end of my candidacy for Attorney General. In my final words as Alabama Attorney General candidate, I want to issue a challenge to my people, the people of Alabama. In every forum, every venue, every meeting, and every town hall … ask every would-be political candidate these two questions, ‘How will you use this office to protect children from murder?’ And ‘How will you use this office to protect the people of Alabama from theft by tyrants?’”
McLure declined to endorse a Republican candidate at this time.
The Republican field for Alabama Attorney General remains strong. Current Attorney General Steve Marshall (R), former Trump Alabama campaign chairman Chess Bedsole, former Attorney General Troy King and former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin have all announced that they are candidates for Attorney General in the Republican primary on June 5, 2017.
Former Attorney General Luther Strange, who defeated then AG Troy King in the 2010 Republican primary, was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Robert Bentley when then Sen. Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General.
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones will face each other for Sessions’ old senate seat in a special election on Dec. 12, 2017.