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Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate
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Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeRepublicans urge probe into Amazon government cloud-computing bid: report Allowing a racist slur against Tim Scott to trend confirms social media's activist bias Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill MORE (R-Utah) has endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his Senate race, Moore’s campaign announced on Monday.

Lee in a statement noted Moore’s “reputation of integrity,” saying it is essential in helping the Senate “pass conservative legislation.”

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“If there was ever a time to ensure that Republicans maintain a seat in the United States Senate, it is now,​" Lee said.

"That is why I am proudly endorsing Judge Roy Moore for United States Senate. Alabamians have the chance to send a proven, conservative fighter to the United States Senate and I am more than ready to welcome a trusted ally," he added.

Moore, who last month defeated Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future MORE (R-Ala.) in the Alabama primary runoff, will face off against Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones in the December special election.

"Senator Lee has staunchly defended our constitutional liberties in the United States Senate and I am honored to receive his support and endorsement," Moore said in a statement.

"I am eager to work alongside of him in the United States Senate to ensure our national security, cut government spending​, and defend our C​institution," he continued.

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