Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks endorses Moore for Senate
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Alabama Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksCoulter slams Trump as 'lazy and incompetent,’ says he could face primary challenger Dems press Pentagon officials to explain why troops are still at border House Republicans call for moving State of the Union to Senate chamber MORE (R) backed former judge Roy Moore on Saturday ahead of the GOP runoff Sept. 26 for the state's vacant Senate seat, providing Moore a key endorsement over Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDomestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Five things to watch in Mississippi Senate race MORE (Ala.).
 
"Elections are about choices. In this Senate race, the choice is Luther Strange or Roy Moore.  Martha, my wife, and I have made our choice. We didn’t wait until Sept. 26. We have already voted absentee ballot for Roy Moore," Brooks said at a rally in Huntsville, Ala.
 
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"The Senate race comes down to this: we are in an epic battle between the people of Alabama who put America First and the Washington swamp that hopes to buy Alabama’s Senate seat and put America second. All of America is watching Alabama to see who wins," Brooks added.
 
"I can’t speak for anyone else, but, as for me, I stand with America. I have voted for Roy Moore because Roy Moore not only stands with America, he will fight for America! I urge you to join that fight."

Brooks, who is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, finished third in the first round of voting last month.

GOP leaders have pushed for Strange to win his first full term to fill the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction Mueller report may be 'anti-climactic,' says ex-intelligence director CNN ripped for hiring former Republican operative as political editor: 'WTF?!?!' MORE, and President Trump endorsed Strange last month.

However, a recent Emerson College poll found Moore, a controversial former state Supreme Court justice, leading Strange by 14-points.

Politico was the first to report Brooks's endorsement. 
 
Updated: 2:15 p.m.