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 PaulKoch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle 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 StrangeSessions hits back at Trump days ahead of Alabama Senate runoff The biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP primary runoff last month.

Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeKoch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers to address alarming spike in coronavirus cases MORE (R-Utah) on Monday endorsed Moore, who is running for the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions hits back at Trump days ahead of Alabama Senate runoff Senate outlook slides for GOP Supreme Court blocks order that relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama MORE. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, in the December special election.