Editor’s note: Mr. Mooney is the father of Blaze Media president Gaston Mooney. Conservative Review is a Blaze Media digital property. The author’s reportage is his own and was not influenced by anyone associated with Blaze Media or Mooney’s campaign.
Thursday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin endorsed state lawmaker Arnold Mooney in the Republican primary in the 2020 Alabama Senate race.
The announcement came just hours after the news that previously failed Senate candidate Roy Moore had formally entered the race. Moore lost his 2017 general election bid against now-incumbent Democrat Doug Jones, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
"I see Roy Moore has jumped in," Levin noted. "I want to endorse Arnold Mooney, who's a state representative, who is a solid conservative, for the nomination of the Republican Party for the U.S. Senate in Alabama."
Levin explained that he had planned to hold off on the endorsement, but was spurred to speed it up because of Moore's announcement.
"Look, folks, we've got to not only hold the Senate but increase it with more conservatives," Levin explained. "It's that simple. I see what's on the horizon, and so do you."
Levin added, "The most conservative individual, and he's a terrific individual, who's running for the Republican nomination in the state of Alabama, as far as I'm concerned, is Arnold Mooney."
Levin went on to make it perfectly clear: "I am not and would not support Roy Moore. He had his shot, and he lost."
Mooney also picked up endorsements from conservative radio host and editor of the Resurgent Erick Erickson and Daily Wire editor-at-large Josh Hammer following Moore's Thursday announcement. He has also been endorsed by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.
Mooney made headlines last month when he sought a formal censure of a Democratic state legislator for his infamous "kill them now or kill them later” comments about the state’s recent abortion law, which Mooney said "brought national shame and ridicule" on the chamber.
Despite speculation that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions may return to run for his old seat, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Thursday that the former senator "doesn't seem to be interested in coming back."
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