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GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Jessica Taylor: ‘No, I did not support’ Roy Moore in 2017

Early this month at one of the first forums of the 2022 election cycle, Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt had a tense exchange over the 2017 election cycle and the support for then-GOP U.S. Senate nominee former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

While the two were going back and forth over one another’s support for Moore and presidential candidate Donald Trump at a Republican Women of Coffee County event in Enterprise, U.S. Senate hopeful Jessica Taylor was in Michigan at an event staged by rock star and Second Amendment activist Ted Nugent in Centerville, Mich.

Taylor reacted to Britt and Brooks’ exchange during an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show.”

She urged against those kinds of confrontations but also said she did not support the embattled Roy Moore in the 2017 special election cycle.

“I did see that dust-up and was grateful that I was up there with Ted Nugent getting to fight the liberals instead of my fellow Republicans,” she said. “And I don’t want us in this race to lose sight of who the real enemy is here in our bid for this seat and start shooting at each other. I’m not here to fight these other candidates. I’m here to fight liberals.”

Taylor added, “But to answer your question directly — you know, I put my priorities in this order: God, family, country and then party. Roy Moore is not the type of conservative I believe should represent our party. No, I did not support him.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.