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Sen. Cornyn Now Backing Judge Moore in Alabama Senate Race

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 05:49 PM

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Wednesday he is endorsing Judge Roy Moore's Senate bid to fill the remainder of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' term.

Cornyn said he hopes Moore — dubbed the "Ten Commandments Judge" after refusing to remove a commandments’ monument from the state Hall of Justice – who will face off with Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12, will be in the mold of Sessions, who served 20 years before joining the Trump administration.

"Alabamians will soon elect a new U.S. Senator and I hope they will vote for the candidate who will follow in former Senator Sessions' footsteps as a tireless advocate led by principle rather than politics," Cornyn said in a statement.

"That is why I am proud to offer my support to Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. I look forward to working with him to pass legislation that will effect meaningful change for all Americans."

The endorsement is an about-face for Cornyn, who supported Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., ahead of the primary runoff in late September — and follows that of Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, the Washington Examiner reported.

According to a Real Clear Politics averaging of polls, Moore leads Jones by 6 points.

A Fox News poll puts them neck and neck.

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, who supported Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., ahead of the Alabama Senate seat primary runoff in late September, is now endorsing Judge Roy Moore to fill the remainder of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' term.
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