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Roy Moore Takes On The Swamp

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After weeks of negative headlines and even backlash within his own party, Roy Moore is anything but “toast.” While Sen. Jeff Flake — Arizona’s deeply unpopular Republican senator who recently popularized the phrase — is seeing his career implode, the former Alabama chief justice still has a good chance to win a Senate seat on December 12th.

Recent data from CB Polling shows Moore leading Democrat Doug Jones by about two percentage points. The same polling firm claimed Moore and Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) were in a dead heat on the eve of the Alabama’s Republican primary election. We all know how that turned out: The former Alabama Chief Justice cruised to a nine-point victory, despite being outspent 5-to-1 by the Washington establishment.

Now the swamp vows to undermine Moore again. No politician epitomizes the establishment more than Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican from Kentucky who has urged Alabama’s Republican Senate candidate to “step aside.” Moore hit right back, emphasizing that McConnell “has failed conservatives and must be replaced.”

Moore is right. If Sen. McConnell has his way, Alabama will send its first Democrat to the U.S. Senate in over two decades. Moreover, Moore’s defeat would jeopardize any chances of passing pro-growth tax reform and cutting taxes on the middle class. Because several establishment Republicans may vote no on their party’s tax bill, Senate leadership needs an Alabama Republican like Moore to vote yes.

Our president recently put it best: “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones. I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody who’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad for the military, bad for the Second Amendment.”

My fellow Alabamians, heed his words. Doug Jones is a page out of the Barack Obama playbook. Not only was he an Obama delegate in 2012, but Jones also supports abortion rights and transgender bathrooms. It’s no surprise he’s been endorsed by the left-leaning League of Conservation Voters, which has praised Jones’ unwavering support for “clean water and accessible public lands.”

Most recently, Jones has come out against President Trump’s proposed border wall, siding with illegal immigrants over American citizens. His reason? The wall is supposedly “too expensive.” Since when is border security a matter of cost?

Even worse, Jones argues that the Second Amendment has “limitations,” pushing for broader gun control at the expense of law-abiding American citizens. But the people of Alabama know better, and they’ll prove it on Election Day. Alabamians know that true freedom has no limitations.

Does Sen. McConnell? Do other establishment Republicans?

A vote against Roy Moore is a vote against the Trump agenda, which secured nearly two-thirds of the vote in Alabama last year. Nationwide, 63 million people put their faith in President Trump. Jones is antithetical to his “America First” vision.

That Moore is even competitive now speaks volumes. For weeks, the liberal media has made its anti-Moore agenda a top priority, running story after story on unproven sexual assault allegations. Liberal columnists have smeared Moore as a “pedophile,” while purportedly objective reporters have criticized his alleged “prejudices against Catholics, Muslims, atheists, and immigrants.”

Once again, the liberal press is trying to manipulate an election and tilt the playing field in favor of Democrats. Ignore the noise: Roy Moore is not the villain the mainstream media—and mainstream politicians—have made him out to be. He is a loyal Republican who will help enact the Trump agenda Alabamians overwhelmingly supported in 2016. Any Republican saying otherwise is a Republican in name only.

This December, I will stand with President Trump and vote for Roy Moore. You should too.

Shaun McCutcheon is an electrical engineer and successful plaintiff in the 2014 Supreme Court case McCutcheon vs. FEC.

Shaun McCutcheon
Shaun McCutcheon grew up in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, and received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989. Shaun is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama and still attending Georgia Tech occasionally for continuing education in order to obtain a Power Systems Certificate. After graduation, he worked for an electrical controls company, heading up a number of heavy industrial projects for paper, steel other process industries. Shaun traveled extensively for 15 years installing motor drives and controls. In 1996, Shaun started his own electrical engineering company, Coalmont, in order to develop custom systems for customers needing upgrades and production improvements. Coalmont is now located in Tuscaloosa County and focuses primarily on difficult projects for the coal mining industry. Shaun’s group is also working on some new energy projects in Alabama for clean coal liquefaction and alternate energy conversion. Shaun specializes in controls and large horsepower energy conversion, both AC and DC. Shaun is a member of IEEE and the NFIB and hopes to help create additional Alabama jobs with new mines and associated heavy industries such as wood products and automotive. Shaun is a sponsor of the Young Republicans and member of the Jefferson County Republican Party and Executive Committee. He was also elected to the Jefferson County Steering Committee. Shaun has worked on many local campaigns with party leaders. Shaun also worked with the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans to help secure the 2013 National Young Republican Convention in Mobile, Alabama. The convention is a major accomplishment for the Alabama YR’s who have all worked hard to promote the event. Shaun is a founding member of the Alabama GOP President’s Council. He is also Finance Director and an elected member of the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee. He is the chairman of Conservative Action Fund, a Super PAC that promotes conservative Republicans’ time-proven messages and effective solutions. Shaun enjoys working with Republican organizations to help elect true conservatives so that we can find real long term solutions to the issues we face today. He also sponsors several charities including Feed the Children.

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