Political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has endorsed Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate campaign.
The support from Gingrich, a Republican who has been a vocal proponent of President Trump, was announced Wednesday morning by the Moore campaign.
Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 election.
Gingrich pointed to Moore’s promise to support Trump’s agenda as the deciding factor in his endorsement.
“There’s nothing more important for advancing the President’s agenda than having another conservative voice in the U.S. Senate – which is why we need Judge Roy Moore in Washington,” Gingrich said in the announcement. “Roy Moore is a West Point graduate, Vietnam veteran and constitutional scholar who has been a fighter for our conservative values. He will help rebuild our military and stop the gross overreach of federal power.