Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday threw his support behind candidate Roy Moore (R) in the contest for Alabama’s Senate seat set to take place this December. Moore is an anti-establishment GOP candidate who was initially propped up by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to defeat Trump’s pick, Luther Strange (R), in Alabama’s GOP primary runoff.
After defeating Strange, Moore is set to face Democrat Doug Jones, who Cruz says will “raise taxes, weaken our military, open our border, and undermine our constitutional rights.”
Cruz praised Moore in a post on his website Tuesday, portraying the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice as a constitutional conservative.
“[Voters] can choose a liberal Democrat, who will stand with Charles Schumer to raise taxes, weaken our military, open our border, and undermine our constitutional rights. Or, they can choose to elect Judge Roy Moore, a conservative who will proudly defend Alabama values,” Cruz wrote.
Cruz also praised Moore’s “lifelong passion for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”
A Fox News poll last week found Moore and Jones tied with 42 percent support each.
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