Newt Gingrich throws support behind Roy Moore’s Senate bid

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has picked up the endorsement of yet another big name in Republican politics in his bid to be Alabama’s next U.S. Senator.

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich announced his endorsement of Moore early Wednesday morning.

“There’s nothing more important for advancing the President’s agenda than having another conservative voice in the U.S. Senate – which is why we need Judge Roy Moore in Washington,” Gingrich said. “Roy Moore is a West Point graduate, Vietnam Veteran and constitutional scholar who has been a fighter for our conservative values. He will help rebuild our military and stop the gross overreach of Federal power.”

“I’m proud to endorse Judge Roy Moore for Senator and ask you to join me in supporting him,” Gingrich concluded.

Gingrich, who served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995-1999, is a prolific author and the husband of Callista Gingrich, the recently confirmed United States’ Ambassador to the Vatican.

“Newt Gingrich is a visionary leader, not only for the conservative cause, but for the entire country. The Contract with America of 1994 was a landmark in American political history and forged the modern Republican Party’s identity as a party committed to tax cuts, welfare reform, and fiscal responsibility,” Moore said. “I welcome Newt’s support, and I look forward to working with him on policy ideas to rebuild the military, reduce spending, and rein in the national debt.”

Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in a special election on Dec. 12.

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