Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Roy Moore in AL Senate Race

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 4: GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore speaks during the U.S. Senate candidate forum held by the Shelby County Republican Party in Pelham, Ala., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is running in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tuesday the Senate Conservatives Fund announced it is supporting former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election Republican primary runoff on September 26. SCF President Ken Cuccinelli made the announcement in an open letter, noting the supporters in Alabama and nationwide supported Moore over Strange by an “overwhelming” 97 percent. “I’m proud to announce the Senate Conservatives Fund’s endorsement of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate,” Cuccinelli wrote. “After collecting feedback from our supporters in Alabama and across the nation last week, an overwhelming 97% said they thought we should endorse Roy Moore in the primary election runoff.” During the primary, SCF supported Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who came in third behind Moore and Strange in the primary last month. In this round of the campaign, Cuccinelli argued a vote Moore would be a vote against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whose Senate Leadership Fund has invested heavily in the contest on Strange’s behalf. “If Roy Moore succeeds in defeating the DC establishment and Mitch McConnell’s political machine, it will boost the campaigns of insurgent candidates across the country!” he wrote. “The outcome of this election will also impact Senator