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Carl, Moore set to debate in AL-1

Sitting Republican Congressmen Jerry Carl and Barry Moore have agreed to debate each other next month as they vie for the same U.S. House seat.

Carl, R-Mobile, represents District 1. Moore, R-Enterprise, currently represents District 2. Both districts were heavily changed in the court-mandated redistricting process that ended in October with a special master drawing the final map. 

Now, Moore lives in District 1, which became more white and Republican in the redistricting process.

“Alabama’s First Congressional District has become one of the most conservative in the nation, and they need a true conservative voice,” Moore said in a written statement. “I look forward to standing on my record as the first elected official in the nation to endorse President Donald Trump for President and why I was rated as the most effective conservative in the Alabama delegation by the Center for Effective Lawmaking.”

The Baldwin County Republican Executive Committee is hosting the Jan. 24 debate.

“Alabama’s First Congressional District needs a conservative workhorse fighting for them in Congress, and that’s exactly what I’ve done since being elected,” Carl said in a written statement. “I look forward to debating my challenger as I highlight my record as a conservative fighter who has stood up for Trump’s America First agenda and gone toe-to-toe with Joe Biden to hold him accountable for being a total failure. 

Carl said he never backs down from a fight, including working to pass strong border security legislation or “pushing back against liberals who want to fundamentally change our way of life.”

“… The voters deserve a workhorse, not a show horse, and I look forward to highlighting that during the debate.“

Of the nine counties in the new District 1, Moore currently represents most of them. But the two largest counties in the district, Baldwin and Mobile, are new to Moore.

“From working on legislation to help our veterans and our agriculture producers, to holding the Biden Administration accountable in the Judiciary Committee for their open borders and weaponized agencies, I have a clear record of getting the job done. I look forward to sharing that with the voters of Baldwin County,” Moore said. 

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