As filing deadlines close, there are several races without primary battles, and LLPH can move forward to focusing on the General Election for these races.
On November 6, 2015, Alabama’s filing deadline closed. There are two key races with great LLPH allies that LLPH is honored to endorse today!
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL 5) has been a strong defender of conservative values. Elected in 2010, Rep. Brooks has consistently stood by the conservative values that he campaigned on even as many of his fellow freshmen left those values behind. He opposed the Ryan-Murray Budget, the CRomnibus, the recent bloated budget, many continuing resolutions, and government expansion bills. He bucked leadership and opposed the Trade Promotion Authority rule when leadership refused to allow conservative amendments to come to the floor. He currently holds a strong A on LLPH’s scorecard. LLPH is proud to endorse him against his Democrat opponent for the General Election.
Many freshmen in 2014 were elected as conservatives, but one has remained consistently conservative. That is Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL 6). Rep. Palmer took a brave vote when he was first sworn in by opposing the re-election of Speaker Boehner. He stated then,
“And I told the speaker I had made a commitment not to vote for him, could not vote for him, and would not break my word,” Palmer told us. “I never make politics personal. But if I tell you I’ll do something, I do it.
This year alone, Rep. Palmer has bucked leadership on the Trade Promotion Authority bill, opposed the bloated budgets and continuing resolutions, and was the ONLY Alabama House member to oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. He currently holds a strong A+ on LLPH’s scorecard.
We congratulate both of these representatives on their strong performances and are proud to support their re-election in 2016. Their commitment to the Constitution and serving their constituents over the special interests is admirable.