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 PaulSenate GOP waves Trump off early motion to dismiss impeachment charges McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial' GOP motions to subpoena whistleblower 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 StrangeState 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP primary runoff last month.

Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeFed chief urges Congress to expand US workforce while economy still strong On The Money: Retirement savings bill blocked in Senate after fight over amendments | Stopgap bill may set up December spending fight | Hardwood industry pleads for relief from Trump trade war Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments MORE (R-Utah) on Monday endorsed Moore, who is running for the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSanford: 'It carries real weight' to speak against Trump 'while in office' Medill dean 'deeply troubled by the vicious bullying and badgering' of student journalists Trump has considered firing official who reported whistleblower complaint to Congress: report MORE. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, in the December special election.