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Mooney announces for U.S. Senate

State Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

It Monday morning on the Matt & Aunie radio show in Birmingham.

The second term state representative joins 1st District Congressman Bradley Byrne and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville as the only announced candidates for the Republican nomination.

Speaking with hosts Matt Murphy and Andrea Lindenburg, Mooney alluded to “outside forces” impacting the Republican Primary in the 2017 special election.

“If it weren’t for outside forces, we wouldn’t be having a primary today… They’re going to try to do it again, to mess with our primary.”

Mooney also named Sens. Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as “solid conservatives” he would emulate.

We’ll have more analysis on this soon on Inside Alabama Politics.

Listen to the full interview HERE:

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