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AL-5 hopeful Paul Sanford lands Alabama Republican Assembly endorsement — ‘Voters want an honest and hard working fighter’

Businessman and former State Sen. Paul Sanford, a Republican candidate for Alabama’s open fifth congressional district seat, was recently endorsed by the Alabama Republican Assembly (ALRA).

During the conservative organization’s endorsement convention held last week in Tuscaloosa, Sanford received overwhelming support from the group’s membership as he garnered 85% of the vote share.

ALRA’s support of Sanford’s candidacy is in addition to endorsements he has received from Eagle Forum PAC and the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association.

ALRA president Don Wallace highlighted the support the grassroots organization gave to Sanford and hailed the candidate for his advocacy of “limited government and conservative values.”

“The Alabama Republican Assembly appreciates Paul Sanford’s long support for limited government and conservative values,” said Wallace. “He was an overwhelming choice by our delegates, and we whole-heartedly endorse him for Congress in the 5th District.”

In a statement touting ALRA’s endorsement of his campaign, Sanford asserted that the grassroots support his candidacy has received stems from the electorate’s desire for an “honest” candidate.

“I want to thank the Alabama Republican Assembly for recognizing my proven conservative record and their unwavering support,” stated Sanford. “I think this endorsement in addition to Eagle Forum’s support proves that true conservatives in North Alabama are tired of RINO candidates that make it a habit to mislead voters and tell them what they think they want to hear. Alabama voters are no longer going with the candidates who have the highest fundraising totals or the prettiest television ads. Instead, Alabama voters want an honest and hard working fighter who will tell them the truth and stick to their word – not those that sell their votes to the highest bidder.”

He concluded, “Nowadays, too many politicians and candidates will say whatever they need to in order to win. That’s not my style. I say what I mean and I do what I say, unlike some of my opponents in this race. I’m humbled by ALRA’s encouragement and all of the momentum we have been gaining throughout the District, despite being outspent by over a million dollars.”

The primary election will take place May 24, 2022. Should no candidate receive more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held June 21, 2022.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL