It has been over a week since U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) made it official and announced he would compete against U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) for Alabama's first congressional district Republican nomination.

In the interim, talking heads and media have assumed that the conservative Club for Growth would back Moore against Carl.

However, they apparently did not bother to ask Moore.

In 2020, Club for Growth backed Moore in his contest against Jeff Coleman for the then-AL-2 Republican congressional nomination. Additionally, the group backed Carl's opponent, former State Sen. Bill Hightower, in that same election cycle.

That will not be the case for Moore in this 2024 GOP primary election slated for March 5, 2024.

In a statement given to 1819 News, a Moore campaign spokesman said the incumbent AL-2 congressman would forgo Club for Growth's support, citing "antagonism" toward former President Donald Trump.

"Barry Moore was the first elected official in the country to publicly endorse President Trump in 2015 and has supported him 100% since then. Club for Growth's antagonism towards President Trump led Congressman Moore to decline their endorsement or support for this election."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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