U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is looking forward to defending his record as "the first elected official in the nation to endorse President Donald Trump" in an upcoming debate against congressional opponent U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).

Carl will face Moore in a January debate as both continue to vie for Alabama's first congressional district.

"Alabama's First Congressional District has become one of the most conservative in the nation, and they need a true conservative voice," Moore said. "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."

After a lengthy legal battle fighting for the state legislature's approved map, a federal court redrew Alabama's congressional map earlier this year. The result of the redrawn map caused two incumbent congressmen to run against one another in the upcoming election.

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Moore currently represents the state's second congressional district, which was heavily affected by redistricting. Moore announced in October that he would challenge the incumbent Carl for the heavily redrawn first congressional district. The new District 1 leans heavily conservative. Therefore, both candidates are campaigning on their conservative voting records while in Congress.

The two will face one another in a debate hosted at the Daphne Civic Center in Carl's current district. The event is scheduled for January 24, 2024.

"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," Moore continued. "I look forward to sharing that with the voters of Baldwin County."

Carl also expressed excitement for the debate and being able to defend his record as a "conservative fighter."

"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. "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."

"Whether it's working to stop Biden's radical attempts to defund law enforcement, working to pass the strongest border security bill the House has ever voted on, or pushing back against liberals who want to fundamentally change our way of life, I'll never back down from the fight," he added.

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