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Coleman campaign criticizes Barry Moore for support from Club for Growth

Dalton Dismukes, the campaign manager for 2nd Congressional candidate Jeff Coleman, released a statement Wednesday in response to the Club for Growth’s support of former State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise.

“The original never-Trump, anti-farmer Super PAC Club for Growth is up to their old swamp tactics again,” Dismukes said. “It’s disturbing that Barry Moore would welcome this group into our state after they ran millions of dollars in attack ads against Donald Trump in 2016. Not only has Club targeted our President, but they have also targeted the livelihood of our farmers and producers by routinely opposing the Farm Bill—and other critical needs that support farmers and agribusiness across our district.”

Club for Growth released an ad touting Barry Moore and has placed more than $100,000 on television with more expected in negative advertisements targeting Dothan businessman, Jeff Coleman.

“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 David McIntosh, Club for Growth PAC President in their endorsement of Moore on March 16. “We look forward to supporting his candidacy and wining the seat in November.”

Club for Growth has also endorsed Tommy Tuberville for U.S. Senate.

“Why does Moore want to bring in outside groups to help him win this campaign? There’s a simple answer: these are the same swamp tactics that he learned as a politician,”: Dismukes continued. “He may claim to support term limits but will never pass the chance to collect a check as a politician, as he has tried to do in nearly every election cycle for the past 10 years”

Coleman is the CEO of Coleman Worldwide Moving, a fourth generation company based in Dothan. Coleman is endorsed by the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Business Council of Alabama, a group he previously chaired. Coleman is one of the wealthiest people in Alabama.

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Coleman and Moore are both running in the July 14 Republican primary runoff for the Second Congressional District. The winner will face Democratic nominee Phyliss Harvey-Hall in the November 3 general election.

Incumbent Congresswoman Marth Roby, R-Montgomery, did not seek re-election.


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

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