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Bill Hightower endorsed by National Right to Life Committee

Former State Senator Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) received the endorsement this month of the National Right to Life Committee, one of America’s oldest anti-abortion groups.

Hightower is currently in a runoff against Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl to be the Republican nominee in Alabama’s First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) vacated the seat for an unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign.

The NRLC cited Hightower being “a leader in Alabama’s state senate on life issues” as a key reason for their endorsement.

“I am proud to be endorsed by the National Right to Life, America’s oldest and largest pro-life organization,” tweeted Hightower in response to the endorsement.

Carl placed ahead of Hightower by the narrowest of margins in the initial March 3 primary, but neither candidate reached the 50% of the vote necessary to secure the nomination.

Former State Rep. Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) and Restauranteur Wes Lambert, the third and fourth place finishers in the March 3 open primary, both endorsed Carl, who has taken strong pro-life positions during his congressional bid.

Hightower has been endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and the family values advocates at the Eagle Forum.

The conservative group Club for Growth has also endorsed Hightower and spent heavily to try and make him the winner of the race.

During Hightower’s losing gubernatorial bid in 2018 and in his 2020 campaign for Congress, Hightower has been outspoken on abortion issues, frequently mentioning in ads and campaign appearance the pro-life bills he sponsored as a state senator.

“I will be a voice for the unborn in Congress,” Hightower has promised in several social media posts.

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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