Donald Trump, Jr. on Wednesday congratulated former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), who won a hard-fought victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff contest to represent Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The president’s eldest son highlighted Moore being the first elected official in the country to endorse then-candidate Donald Trump in 2015.
Big win for @RepBarryMoore down in the Wiregrass of Alabama. He’s been on the Trump Train since Day One and endorsed @realDonaldTrump at that very first Mobile stadium rally back in 2015. He knows how to MAGA. Congrats, Barry!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 15, 2020
Moore responded to “Don Jr.” in a tweet of his own.
“Thanks … I appreciate your family and [President Trump] for sacrificing to make America great! Can’t wait to get to DC to help out! Thanks again!” Moore tweeted.
He will face Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in November’s general election.
The AL-02 seat is being vacated by the retirement of popular U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), who chose not to seek reelection after five terms in Congress.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn