Rand Paul endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

Rand Paul endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul's neighbor sentenced to 30 days in prison over assault Dems best GOP as Scalise returns for annual charity baseball game The Hill's Morning Report — Can the economy help Republicans buck political history in 2018? MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his race for the Senate, Moore’s campaign announced.

"I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of Senator Rand Paul, ​for whom I have great admiration and respect as fellow defender of our conservative principles​,​" Moore said of the endorsement.

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"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."

The campaign noted that Paul and Moore met in Washington, D.C., recently.

​"​Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution​,” Paul said in a statement.​

“I look forward to welcoming him to the Senate very soon.”

It is the latest endorsement for Moore, who ran an insurgent campaign to defeat Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeLoyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party In GOP primaries, Trump can hurt someone, but can he help? Trump loyalty tests, surging number of women winners defines Tuesday's election results MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP primary runoff last month.

Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeGraham jokes about Corker: GOP would have to be organized to be a cult Liberal groups launches ads against prospective Trump Supreme Court nominees Overnight Finance: Senators introduce bill to curb Trump's tariff authority | McConnell calls it 'exercise in futility' | Kudlow warns WTO won't dictate policy | Mulvaney feud with consumer advocates deepens MORE (R-Utah) on Monday endorsed Moore, who is running for the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLaura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' Merkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry DHS secretary defends Trump administration's migrant policies MORE. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, in the December special election.