Roy Moore releases first TV ad

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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore put out his first TV ad for his U.S. Senate campaign this week, highlighting his conservative bonafides and support for President Donald Trump.

Moore, one of several Republicans running for the seat currently held by Luther Strange, said he will “stand with President Trump against the weak-kneed Republican establishment.”

In addition to bashing the GOP establishment, the 30-second ad touches on long list of policy positions held by Moore, including his support for traditional heterosexual marriage, rebuilding the military, and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Moore’s support for traditional marriage led him to take a stand and issue an administrative order asking probate judges not to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which led to his suspension from the Alabama Supreme Court last year.

The ad also gives a brief biography of Moore, a West Point alumnus who served in the U.S. Army as a company commander with the Military Police Corps in Vietnam.

Moore’s ad began running statewide Monday, just a few weeks before Alabamians will head to the polls for an Aug. 15 special primary election to decide who will serve out the remainder of Attorney General Jeff Sessions term.

Recent polls put Moore at the top of the heap alongside Strange and CD 5 U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, and the result of the Republican Primary will likely see two of the three of them battling it out in a primary runoff in September.

Moore’s ad is viewable on his campaign’s Facebook page.

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