The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) on Tuesday announced it is supporting former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election Republican primary runoff over Sen. Luther Strange on Sept. 26.
The SCF, a group headed by Ken Cuccinelli — the former Virginia Attorney General and the state’s 2013 Republican gubernatorial candidate — is a national grassroots organization “that seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting candidates who will fight for the timeless conservative principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional family values.”
In the announcement of the Moore’s endorsement, Cuccinelli pointed out that an “overwhelming 97 percent” of the group’s supporters backed Moore over Strange in the runoff.
“I’m proud to announce the Senate Conservatives Fund’s endorsement of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate,” Cuccinelli wrote. “After collecting feedback from our supporters in Alabama and across the nation last week, an overwhelming 97% said they thought we should endorse Roy Moore in the primary election runoff.”
“Roy Moore is a proven conservative leader who will fight to cut spending, reform our nation’s tax system, secure our borders, defund Planned Parenthood, and fully repeal Obamacare,” he added. “Like President Trump, Roy Moore is a political outsider who isn’t afraid to stand up to the liberals in his own party to get results for all Americans. Unlike so many Republicans who break their promises after they are elected, Roy Moore is someone we can count on.”
The winner of the primary runoff will advance to the Dec. 12 general election where he will face Democrat Doug Jones for the seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.