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Roy Moore endorses Rich Hobson for Congress

Roy Moore speaks to reporters and supporters
Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/Pool Photo)

Wednesday, the Rich Hobson for Congress Campaign announced that Hobson has received the endorsement of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R). Hobson worked for Judge Moore for nearly two decades, most recently as his campaign manager for U.S. Senate.

“I have known Rich Hobson for over 25 years and know his reputation for honesty, integrity, and devotion to duty is above reproach,” said retired Chief Justice Moore. “He has the experience, wisdom, and ability to tackle tough problems and resolve them expeditiously, which will serve the people of Alabama well in the United States Congress.”

“Rich is a husband, father, and grandfather who will fight to preserve the United States Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic,” Moore continued. “Rich Hobson is a proven leader who will stand up to liberal voices in Congress who seek to disparage our history and destroy the values that have made this country great.”

Moore was twice elected as Chief Justice of Alabama, serving from 2000 to 2003 and from 2013 to 2016. The first time he was removed from that office for refusing to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building. The second time he was suspended for the remainder of his term for his vigorous defense of the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. Moore is a Vietnam veteran, and a graduate of both the United States Military Academy and the University of Alabama School of Law.

Hobson served as the Administrative Director of the Office of Courts during both of Moore’s terms as Chief Justice. Hobson also served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Moral Law, which Moore founded.

“It has been an honor for me to work under Judge Moore’s leadership for much of my career, and I am honored that he is standing with me now,” said Hobson. “The rock solid convictions and values that he has upheld in the fact of relentless opposition have earned him the respect of men and women of integrity across our state and nation. He certainly has my respect, and I am grateful for his support.”

Hobson is running in the Republican primary for Alabama’s second congressional district. Hobson faces incumbent Rep. Martha Roby, state Rep. Barry Moore, retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason, and former Congressman Bobby Bright.

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The eventual winner of the Republican primary on June 5 will face the Democratic nominee on November 6. Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner are the Democratic candidates.

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

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