U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has officially endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the new Speaker of the House, giving Jordan the backing of the entire Alabama congressional delegation, minus U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).

Strong made the announcement Monday in front of the Westin Hotel in Huntsville.

"From day 1, I’ve called for a conservative Speaker who will prioritize fighting Biden’s failed policies," Strong said in a post on X after the announcement. "From cutting spending, to securing our border— the American people want Congress to get to work. Jim Jordan is the right man to lead our conference as Speaker of the House."

Strong was the last Alabama Republican holdout to support Jordan after U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) gave his endorsement early Monday. Rogers was originally a "no" vote, going as far as to potentially collude with Democrats to keep Jordan out. However, Rogers chose to support the Ohio congressman after Alabama Republican Party members threatened to file a ballot challenge against him.

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