By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, former Congressman Terry Everett endorsed State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, for Congress. Everett represented the 2nd Congressional District for 16 years until his retirement in 2008.
“For 16 years, you gave me the honor of representing you in Congress, championing our shared values, and holding fast to conservative principles,” Everett wrote. “I will never be able to thank you enough for your trust and confidence in me!”
“Since I left Congress, however, government has grown, our representation has wavered, and District 2 values been casted aside,” Everett wrote. “We need to make a change and I am privileged to support Representative Barry Moore for Congress. In the State House, Barry Moore has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to conservative principles. He loves the district, is passionate about public service, loves God and his family, runs a small business, and has served in our military. His experience, faith, and work ethic are exactly what District 2 needs.”
“Here in Alabama, Barry Moore has been rated the ‘Most Conservative Legislator’ in our state, and he will continue to stand on principle in Washington. He will stand up for the Second Amendment, for people of faith, for our farmers, and, yes, for our military,” Everett wrote. “As a veteran himself, he will work tirelessly to support those who fought for our freedom. As a private citizen, I have been selective about when I choose to speak out. But, I truly believe this race matters, and that Barry Moore is the right choice.”
“When you challenge an incumbent member of Congress, you do not expect many, if any, endorsements to come your way. But, in our case, I am excited to share that the Lord continues to bless our campaign with an outpouring of momentum and support,” Moore said. “This week, more than a dozen members of the Alabama House of Representatives stood with me to endorse my campaign. This group included Republican Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter as well as Elmore/Autauga Representative Mike Holmes and Montgomery Representative Dimitri Polizos.”
“To a person, these conservative leaders are citing a need for change and testifying to my commitment to our principles. I cannot thank them enough for their endorsement,” Moore concluded. “The person we elect will have MAJOR decisions on their plate. They will have to decide whether or not to stand with the president, whether to strengthen our military, and how to reduce the size and scope of government. Our religious freedom is under attack and so are our guns. Who do you trust to handle these big issues? As the Most Conservative Legislator in Alabama, I am the one who will always be on your side.”
Everett retired in 2008 and was replaced by former Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright, D-Montgomery. Bright was defeated in 2010 by then Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby.
Roby is seeking her fifth term in the Congress.
Bright (who has switched to the Republican Party), former Alabama Courts administrator Rich Hobson and retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason are also running in the Republican primary.
Tabitha Isner and Audri Scott Williams are running for the seat in the Democratic primary.
The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.