Sarah Palin backs Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

Sarah Palin and Roy Moore

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore on Thursday a month ahead of his primary runoff with incumbent U.S. Sen. Luther Strange.

“Glad he’s running and am honored to endorse Judge Roy Moore for the US Senate,” Palin said in a statement. “Judge Moore has shown he has what it takes to stand up to the out-of-touch political establishment.”

“The Judge has proven he’s not afraid of a fight for what is right, and he’s ready to take on DC’s swamp monsters and make America great again. We need more bold leaders like Judge Moore who will fight for all of us in the US senate,” Palin added.

The former Ala. Chief Justice responded to the endorsement by thanking Palin.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin,” said Moore. “Governor Palin has a strong record of speaking out for conservative causes and standing up to the Washington establishment. Having her support shows how conservatives across the country are uniting behind our campaign to send a message to Mitch McConnell and the Washington elites who are trying to buy this election.”

Strange and Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff on Sept. 26 to fill the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The winner will go on to the Dec.12 general election.