FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BARRY MOORE CAMPAIGN STAFF RESPONDS TO COLEMAN ATTACKS,
“COLEMAN’S CAMPAIGN HAS TO DISTORT THE TRUTH TO HIDE HIS OWN
Enterprise, AL – Campaign staff for Barry Moore, the Republican candidate in the AL-2 Congressional race, responded to attacks from his runoff opponent’s campaign manager Wednesday. Dalton Dismukes, speaking on behalf of the Coleman campaign, accused Moore of “old swamp tactics” due to Moore’s endorsement by the Club for Growth. Dismukes also derided Moore for bringing in outside groups to support him in the campaign, citing recent ads being run by the Club for Growth and the House Freedom Fund in support of Moore. Dismukes accused the Club for Growth of being “The original never-Trump, anti-farmer” group, but stopped short of directly accusing Barry Moore of being either of these.
Dismukes also claimed that Moore would never support term limits despite the fact that Moore term-limited himself when he served in the Alabama Legislature and signed the Term Limits Pledge prior to the Republican primary earlier this year.
Jonathan Barbee, General Consultant and Media Director for the Moore Campaign, said in a statement:
“It’s sad that Mr. Dismukes has already resorted to mudslinging against Barry Moore, but it’s the only thing he can do at this point. They’ve already spent $2 million trying to buy a Congressional seat. The people in District 2 know Barry Moore. They know he’s a man of integrity, character, and courage. They know he was the first elected official in the nation to endorse Candidate Donald J. Trump for President in 2015. They know Barry’s always supported farmers and agribusiness across District 2; he even grew up on a farm and has a degree in agriculture. They know Barry chose to limit himself to eight years in the Alabama House rather than seek re-election because he believes in term limits. They know Barry Moore was “the most dependable conservative vote in the Alabama Legislature” while he was there. They know he started and built his business from the ground up. They know he’s a Veteran, and hasn’t just put on a flight uniform for a photo op.
“Barry Moore has been endorsed by the Club for Growth, Eagle Forum, the American Workers Coalition, the Conservative Christians of Alabama, and the House Freedom Fund. The House Freedom Fund is the political action group of the House Freedom Caucus, the group of conservative legislators that have been President Trump’s ‘go-to’ group for support in the House. The Freedom Caucus has been called the ‘President’s Men’ because of their support, and two of their members have contributed to Barry’s campaign. To try to use these endorsements to tar Barry Moore as a ‘Never Trumper’ isn’t just wrong, it’s silly, especially since the Club for Growth has also endorsed Donald Trump for the 2020 election.
“Mr. Coleman’s business largely makes its money from government contracts. He’s never served in the military. His company agreed to a settlement in 2015 of $5 million in a fraud case against the Department of Defense, where the Department of Justice had estimated the total fraud at over $700 million. Coleman has insisted that his company did “nothing wrong”, despite agreeing to the settlement, and one of the company’s managers going to prison. He tried to blame Obama, but good investigative reporting by AL.com and the Alabama Political Reporter showed that the fraud and corruption were all on Coleman’s company.
“Mr. Coleman is a millionaire who has outspent Barry Moore by more than 10 to 1. Coleman has written himself some big checks, which is fine, but he’s also received contributions from a number of out of state groups and Alabama corporate Big Mules.
“Barry Moore is the best conservative choice to represent District 2 in Congress. Many conservative, free-market, small-government groups across Alabama and nationally know this. They’ve taken a look at the candidates, and have chosen to help elect the candidate that will stand for these things, not fraud and corruption.
“Mr. Coleman has tried to buy this Congressional seat, instead of using a grassroots campaign as Barry Moore has. Barry Moore is running on his record as a conservative, a Christian, a small businessman, a Veteran, and a proud Trump supporter. Mr. Coleman’s only record is littered with fraud, corruption, and swamp connections in D.C. His campaign is distorting the truth because they’re trying to hide Coleman’s swamp connections. If anybody in this race is using swamp tactics, it’s the Coleman campaign.”
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Barry Moore will face Jeff Coleman in the Republican runoff election on July 14th for the AL-2 Congressional seat.
Jonathan Barbee, firstname.lastname@example.org