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Ted Cruz endorses Barry Moore in GOP primary – ‘not afraid to take a stand’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Rep. Barry Moore in the heated GOP primary contest in Alabama’s newly-drawn 1st Congressional District against Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) — now just two weeks away from election day.

“Since 2021, Barry Moore has been a strong voice in Congress fighting for a secure border, fiscal conservatism, and the unborn,” Cruz (R-Texas) said. “Barry has proven that he is not afraid to take a stand and make the tough votes. He is undoubtedly the leader Alabama’s First District needs in Congress and I am proud to endorse him today.”

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Cruz, a conservative powerhouse and 2016 GOP presidential primary contender, has backed candidates in the Yellowhammer State in years past, including former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2022, as well as former State Sen. Bill Hightower’s campaign challenging Rep. Jerry Carl in 2020.

“It is a great honor to have the endorsement of fearless conservative fighter Senator Ted Cruz,” said Moore (R-Enterprise). “Senator Cruz has earned a nationwide reputation as a voice for limited government, the unborn, religious liberty, protecting our southern border, and the conservative values that make America great.”

The GOP primary is March 5.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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