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Tom Butler endorses Bradley Byrne for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, Bradley Byrne’s campaign for U.S. Senate announced today that State Senator Tom Butler, R-Huntsville, announced his endorsement for Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, in the Alabama Republican Primary for United States Senate.

“I have known Bradley for over 20 years,” Sen. Butler said, :I served with him in the Alabama State Senate. I was serving in the Alabama Senate while he was Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System. He corrected tremendous problems within the system. He has consistently demonstrated how capable he is in the U.S. Congress. Bradley represents military contractors in Mobile building U.S. Navy Warships. He has helped with funding Redstone Arsenal, NASA, and other military investments in our region.

“He is a hard worker and most importantly a man of faith,” Butler concluded. “It is my honor and privilege to endorse and solicit your support for Congressman Bradley Byrne to be our next U.S. Senator.”

Senator Butler’s endorsement follows Senator Arthur Orr’s endorsement on Tuesday.

“Thanks for your support, Senator Arthur Orr!” Byrne said after Orr’s endorsement. “I’m committed to working with you to advance conservative policies and support all the good progress in the Tennessee Valley!”

Butler and Orr’s endorsements are the most recent of a number of endorsements from members of the Alabama legislature including: State Senators Chris Elliott, Greg Albritton, Steve Livingston, David Sessions. State Representatives Mike Ball, Chip Brown, Terri Collins, Brett Easterbrook, David Faulkner, Joe Faust, Victor Gaston, Steve McMillan, Harry Shriver, Matt Simpson, Shane Stringer, and Margie Wilcox.

Byrne is a former State Senator. He has also served as Chancellor of the state Two Year College System, and as a member of the Alabama state school board. He currently represents Alabama’s First Congressional District. Byrne was a 2010 candidate for governor; but lost the Republican primary runoff to Robert Bentley, who went on to win the general election.

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Byrne is in a crowded GOP field running for the Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D). Former Chief Justice Roy Moore, businessman Stanley Adair, State Representative Arnold Mooney, Ruth Page Nelson, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and former Auburn head football Coach Tommy Tuberville are all also running in the Republican primary.

The Republican primary is March 3.


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

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