Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is consolidating anti-establishment conservative support in Alabama’s Senate race more than a week before voters head to the polls.
Moore, a Christian conservative known as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” has been polling ahead of incumbent GOP Sen. Luther Strange ahead of Sept. 26’s Republican primary runoff.
In a major boost for his campaign on Saturday, Moore was endorsed by Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks, a House Freedom Caucus member who came in third place during the initial Aug. 15 primary.
During a rally in Huntsville, Brooks said he already voted absentee ballot for Moore and called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who backs Strange and whose political operation attacked Brooks during the primary.
“The Strange/McConnell forces maliciously and personally attacked and maligned me,” Brooks said Saturday. “They are doing the same to Roy Moore.”
Strange, the former attorney general in Alabama, was temporarily appointed to the seat in April after then-Sen. Jeff Sessions joined the Trump administration. Favored by establishment and business Republicans, Strange has also been endorsed by both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.