One day after announcing support from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Judge Roy Moore followed it up with another marquee endorsement. This time, it is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) vouching for the outsider who defeated his establishment-backed challenger handily last month in a GOP runoff primary election in Alabama.
“Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama,” Paul said in a press release from the Moore campaign. “We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution. I look forward to welcoming him to the Senate very soon.”
Paul joins Lee as well as Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and 23 other Alabama state legislators in professing their support for Moore.
“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul for whom I have great admiration and respect as a fellow defender of our conservative principles,” Judge Moore said regarding Paul’s endorsement. “I look forward to working with him in the United States Senate to defend our Constitution, secure our borders, fix our national debt, and allow the free enterprise system to create more jobs across Alabama and the nation.”
A little under two months away from the special election against his Democrat opponent, former Clinton-era federal attorney Doug Jones, the polling indicates that Moore may be in for a close race. One poll released last week showed Moore being up on Jones by eight points while a FOX News poll released yesterday shows the two men completely deadlocked with 11 percent still undecided.
Moore hopes that the support of prominent conservative legislators like Lee and Paul, as well as fervent support from media powerhouses like Breitbart News Executive Director Steve Bannon and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, will be enough to push him over the finish line. The Alabama special election to officially replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ U.S. Senate seat will take place on Dec. 12.