Texas Republicans Not Taking Sides in Key Alabama Primary

Texas Republicans have been slow to take sides in Tuesday's Alabama special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Session’s former seat. The results could compromise support for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell within the Senate’s Republican majority.The GOP primary features three high-profile Alabama Republicans, with Sen. Luther Strange -- nominated to the seat by former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley after Session’s nomination -- running against Rep. Mo Brooks and former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that while he would continue his practice of not endorsing candidates in races featuring sitting Republican senators, “I think highly of all three men who are running,” he told 660 AM The Answer radio host Mark Davis Tuesday morning. “It’ll be an election all of us will watch with interest and carefully, but Alabama is blessed to have three good men running for Senate.”Cruz called Strange “a good man who I know well” and Moore “a man of faith who had spoken up and fought valiantly for his faith.” He called Brooks “a good friend and “a strong conservative who worked hard” as the chairman of Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign in Alabama.Brooks endorsed Cruz in the 2016 election Republican primary who appeared at several campaign events before being appointed to lead the state campaign. But soon after Brooks announced his Senate candidacy, Cruz called him to say that he would not be endorsing him in the primary, Politico reported.  Continue reading...

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