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Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Dale Strong in his congressional bid this week.

Strong, a long-time member of the Madison County Commission, is leading the polls in his run for Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District, which is to be vacated by outgoing U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).

In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump gave a hearty endorsement, calling Strong a “Fighter for our America First Agenda.”

“Dale Strong will be a fantastic Representative for North Alabama in Congress,” Trump said. “Dale was with us from the beginning and, in Congress, he will Grow our Economy, Fight Inflation, Stop Illegal Immigration, Strengthen our Military, Support our Vets and Brave Law Enforcement, Defend the Second Amendment, and Champion Conservative Values.”

Strong responded on his Facebook page, thanking the former president for his endorsement and taking a parting shot at the Biden administration.

“I am humbled to have President Trump’s endorsement,” Strong said. “It is a special day when the president calls you with that kind of good news. It is sad to see how two years of Joe Biden has weakened our national defense, opened our southern border and sent the price of food and gas skyrocketing. The first step to save America comes in 12 days!! I need your vote!”

Trump’s endorsement comes just ahead of the upcoming November 8 election.

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