Coleman, Moore pick up endorsements in AL-02
Both competitors to be the Republican nominee in Alabama’s Second Congressional District to replace Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), who chose not to seek reelection, have picked up a number of endorsements in recent days.
Former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) received support from one former and three current state legislators, along with the Alabama Republican Assembly.
Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman has recently received support from three mayors in the district along with a collection of over 50 farmers.
Coleman has now taken a wide lead among support from mayors across Alabama’s Second Congressional District, but Moore has received the first support from state legislators.
The district encompasses parts of the Montgomery area and most of the Wiregrass region in the southeast corner of the state.
Moore’s campaign was endorsed by State Reps. Mike Holmes (R-Wetumpka), Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery) and Terri Collins (R-Decatur) along with former Rep. Barry Mask (R-Alexander City).
Holmes and Meadows represent areas inside AL-02, and Collins is familiar to many conservatives across the state for being the lead sponsor on the Human Life Protection Act, Alabama’s strongest-in-the-nation abortion ban the legislature passed in 2019.
Coleman has been endorsed in recent days by Mayors Frankie Lindsey of Geneva, Terry Holley of Florala and Johnny Hammock of Tallassee.
Together, the three mayors represent around 15,400 Second District constituents.
Coleman adds this group of four mayors to a list that already included Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba, along with Mayors Dexter McClendon of Greenville, Bob Bunting of Ozark, Jayme Stayton of Daleville, Ed Beasley of Luverne, Jack Tibbs of Eufaula and Earl Johnson of Andalusia.
In addition to the mayors, Coleman this week added support from over 50 farmers across the district, including prominent ALFA leaders Steve Dunn and George Jeffcoat. ALFA’s political arm threw its support behind Coleman earlier in 2020.
Moore has also been endorsed by the Alabama Republican Assembly (ARA), a group that bills itself as the “the Republican Wing of the Republican Party,” in recent days.
Moore and Coleman face each other in the Republican Primary Runoff on July 14.
Update 1:10 p.m:
A previous version of this story said that Millbrook Mayor Al Kelley was endorsing Jeff Coleman. That information had been provided by the Coleman campaign, however Mayor Kelley contacted Yellowhammer News to say he had not in fact endorsed anyone in the race and was focusing on his own reelection. The story has been updated accordingly.