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House Freedom Caucus’ Mark Meadows Endorses Roy Moore in AL Sen Race

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House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his bid for U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

Moore is facing a tough runoff challenge from Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), who was appointed earlier in the year to the U.S. Senate by then-Gov. Robert Bentley, for the Republican nomination in the special election.

Meadows explained his reasoning for backing Moore in statements provided to Politico and The Hill.

“I am proud to endorse Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. The people of Alabama are seeing millions of dollars in false advertising flow into their state,” Meadows said. “From what I know about the people of Alabama, their vote is NOT for sale. They want a strong man — a principled conservative — to send a clear message to Washington, D.C.”

The winner of the Moore-Strange matchup will face former Clinton U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee, in a special election in December.

Moore and Strange were the top vote-getters in last month’s crowded GOP primary.

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