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Club for Growth and House Freedom Fund both endorses Barry Moore

Congressman Barry Moore

Monday, Club for Growth PAC announced that they have endorsed former State Representative Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) for the Republican primary runoff in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. This followed Friday’s endorsement of Moore by the Freedom Fund.

Moore faces Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman in the Republican primary runoff for the seat that is currently occupied by retiring Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery).

“Barry Moore is a veteran and a principled, free market conservative who hasn’t shied away from the big fights on taxes, deregulation, and term limits,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “We look forward to supporting his candidacy and wining the seat in November.”

Club for Growth PACs support conservatives in key elections across the country. In 2018, Club for Growth PACs won 85 percent of their races in the election while maintaining just an 8.9 percent overhead. They also have endorsed Tommy Tuberville in the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate.

Moore has also been endorsed by the House Freedom Fund (HFF), the political action committee of the House Freedom Caucus.

Friday, Ray Yonkura announced the group’s endorsement.

“We’re proud to announce our support for Barry Moore (R-AL), candidate for U.S. House in Alabama’s 2nd District,” Yonkura said. “He was one of the two Republican candidates to qualify for the March 31st run-off election, which is now in less than three weeks.”

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“Barry Moore is a businessman, veteran, and former Alabama legislator,” Yonkura added. “He’s the only proven conservative candidate in this race who will join the House Freedom Caucus and truly fight for our principles and values in Washington.”

“Barry Moore was massively outspent in the initial primary phase of this campaign, but he shocked the political establishment in Alabama by working hard and turning out his supporters,” Yonkura continued. “This race is very important in terms of sending the right kind of Republicans to Congress. It’s taking place in Alabama, but it has implications for all Americans. In 2015, Barry Moore was the first elected official in the country to endorse Donald Trump for President and is someone we can count on to defend the principles of freedom that make America great.”

U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said, “The House Freedom Fund helps grassroots candidates get the financial support they need to compete with establishment candidates.”

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC and incoming White House Chief of Staff) said, “Change in Washington means changing the people we send there and HFF is making that happen by sending principled, conservative outsiders to D.C.”

Barry Moore thanked the group for the endorsement.

“The Freedom Fund’s endorsement means the world to me,” Barry Moore said. “The members of the Freedom Caucus were the President’s staunchest defenders during the impeachment, and they’ve been the tip of the spear in getting his agenda through Congress. They are the conservative outsiders, and the main group helping the President drain the swamp.”

Congressman Mo Brooks and Gary Palmer are both members of the Freedom Caucus.

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“The Freedom Caucus has been the President’s go-to group in the House since day one,” Moore continued. “President Trump proved this by choosing his last two Chiefs of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, and Mark Meadows, from the Freedom Caucus. I’m proud to have this endorsement, and I look forward to joining the Freedom Caucus when I’m elected to Congress as the representative from District 2.”

Barry Moore will be on the ballot in the runoff election on March 31st. There are currently efforts to move the Republican primary runoff election due to concerns over the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus, which has already killed dozens of Americans and infected thousands.

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

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