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Barry Moore trounces opponent in AL-02

Former State Rep. Barry Moore received the support of over 60% of his district Tuesday night, notching a decisive win to earn a place in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Once thought to have a slim chance to win the GOP primary, Moore proved Alabama political insiders wrong with an avowedly grassroots campaign in which he often stressed his early and ardent support for President Donald Trump.

The Associated Press called the race for Moore at 9:24 p.m. CT on Tuesday night. He defeated Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall.

The former state lawmaker will represent Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. AL-02 contains the Montgomery suburbs and the Wiregrass region in the southeast corner of the state.

“First let me say, as I always do, let’s give the Lord the glory,” began Moore, who often discussed his faith on the trail, on Tuesday night.

Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) chose not to seek reelection in 2020, leaving the district open for Moore to take.

Moore thanked Roby for her 10 years serving the district in his remarks Tuesday night, adding he was ready to “take up the mantle” and get to work.

Moore takes the stage around one hour and 57 minutes in the Facebook livestream:

Henry Thornton is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can contact him by email: [email protected] or on Twitter @HenryThornton95

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