Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) on Wednesday for Alabama's fifth congressional district.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump praised Strong, saying, “Dale was with us from the beginning, and in Congress, he is working hard to grow our Economy, fight inflation, stop illegal immigration, support our brave law enforcement, defend the second amendment, and champion conservative values.”

“Dale Strong is a warrior for our America First agenda, and he has my complete and total endorsement,” he added.

Strong responded to Trump's endorsement, saying, "It was great talking with President Trump again this week for 25 minutes about the future of America. He truly understands North Alabama’s role in national security, agriculture, propulsion and space exploration."

"I was honored to host him on two occasions previously in our community and I look forward to having him here again soon in the Rocket City! As the first Congressman to endorse him for President, I am honored to once again receive President Donald Trump‘s endorsement for the United States Congress representing Alabama’s 5th District!” he added.

During Trump's 2016 campaign Strong, who was then Madison County Commission president, was the first North Alabama official to endorse Trump in the primary.

Strong hosted a massive rally for Trump at the Madison City Stadium, where thousands of Alabamians gathered to listen to Trump speak.

Trump had previously endorsed Strong in his initial run for Congress in 2022.

Trump announced key endorsements this week for U.S. Reps. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville). Earlier this month, he endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks).

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