Republican fifth congressional district candidate Casey Wardynski on Monday announced that his campaign had received the endorsement of the House Freedom Fund, the political arm of the House Freedom Caucus.
The Freedom Caucus, an influential conservative voting bloc within the U.S. House of Representatives’ Republican ranks, presently holds three members in Alabama’s congressional delegation.
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), along with U.S. Reps. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) are members of the Freedom Caucus.
In a statement announcing the endorsement, Wardynski campaign manager Chad Niblett said that the former U.S. Army colonel would work to advance the “America First agenda.”
“We’re honored that Casey has earned the endorsement of the House Freedom Fund,” stated Niblett. “Congressmen like Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, and others in the Freedom Caucus need conservative fighters to work with them in the House, and they know that Casey Wardynski is the only candidate in this race that will stand with them and further an America First agenda.”
“The Freedom Fund endorsement is highly sought after, and we’re glad that after thoroughly vetting the AL-5 field they recognized Casey Wardynski as the true conservative in the race,” he added. “They were impressed by Casey’s record of getting CRT out of West Point, helping President Trump build the border wall, and never putting a woke agenda ahead of our nation. Our team is looking forward to a victory on May 24.”
The House Freedom Fund has designated Wardynski as one of the political action committee’s “priority candidates.”
The North Alabama congressional hopeful landing the House Freedom Fund’s endorsement comes on the heels of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), founding chair of the Freedom Caucus, announcing his support of Wardynski’s campaign last week.
The primary election will take place on May 24, 2022. Should no candidate earn a plurality of the vote, a runoff election will be held on June 21, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL