U.S. Rep.-elect Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) announced Tuesday his “full endorsement” of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 bid for the White House.
Prior to his election to Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District this month, Strong received the 45th president’s endorsement. In singing Strong’s praises, Trump said the then-congressional nominee “was with us from the beginning.”
In announcing his support for Trump’s campaign, Strong touted the former president’s accomplishments relating to border security and the economy. The congressman-elect invited Trump to hold another “huge rally” in North Alabama.
“Donald Trump has my full endorsement in his campaign for President. In the White House he closed our borders, brought back thousands of American jobs and had the economy growing like never before,” wrote Strong in a Facebook post. “I was honored to have President Trump’s endorsement in my campaign and invite him to return to north Alabama any time for another huge rally! MAGA!!”
Strong, as chairman of the Madison County Commission, emerged as one of the first elected officials in Alabama to publicly support Trump’s bid in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. As part of his efforts to bolster Trump’s candidacy in the Yellowhammer State, Strong helped organize a campaign rally at Madison City Stadium.
Strong joins U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) in being among the first members of Alabama’s congressional delegation to publicly endorse Trump’s bid for a second term as president.
In the Nov. 8 general election, Strong overwhelmingly defeated his Democrat opponent and garnered more than 67% of the vote.
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL