U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) called on his first congressional district opponent, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), to denounce Washington, D.C.-based Club for Growth after Federal Communications Commission reports revealed $581,000 in advertisement supporting Moore in the final two weeks of the race.

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The move was from Club for Growth PAC's School Freedom Fund.

"Barry Moore has a history of voting against Trump's agenda and being propped up by Washington, D.C., groups that have spent millions of dollars opposing Donald Trump since 2016," Carl said in a statement on Wednesday. "Not only did Barry Moore fail to show up and vote for Donald Trump in 2016, but he has opposed funding for Trump's border wall every step of the way."

"When it was politically convenient for him, Barry said he wouldn't accept help from these original Never Trumpers, but now that his campaign is struggling and cash-strapped, he has gone back on his word and accepted their help just like a typical Washington politician," he added.

"Barry should denounce their lying ads, be true to his word and refuse their help, and stop opposing the Trump agenda," Carl concluded.

In response to Carl, Club for Growth and School Freedom Fund president David McIntosh attacked Carl for "opposing school freedom."

"Jerry Carl has a long voting record of opposing school freedom and putting the judgement of radical education bureaucrats ahead of parents," McIntosh said in a statement provided to 1819 News. "Meanwhile Barry Moore has consistently supported school freedom and parent rights, and he is the only true America First candidate who will take on the radical left with President Trump."

A spokesman for Club for Growth also referred to a February 10 Politico story by Alex Isenstadt proclaiming former President Donald Trump and the organization had "made peace" after a meeting between Trump and McIntosh earlier this month at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.

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