(AL.com) — Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "refuses to accept" an endorsement from imprisoned white supremacist Matthew Hale, his campaign confirmed Tuesday.
In an email to AL.com, a campaign spokeswoman said that Hale's "white supremacism and criminal record have no place in the Judge Moore campaign." Instead, the campaign touted endorsements it has received from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and James Dobson who is the founder of Focus on the Family.
The campaign's reaction comes after a Chicago Tribune story, posted online Monday, reported the contents of a news release from Hale's mother comparing the white supremacist's legal woes to the sexual harassment accusations against Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice.