By Gary Lloyd
BIRMINGHAM — U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has endorsed Gary Palmer for Congress.
“Gary Palmer is more than a friend,” Sessions said. “We have been allies on many of the key policy issues of our time. We are both from small towns in Alabama and have grown up with similar values. Gary has been a leader on the key issues and his work has been an asset to me over the years.”
From a personal standpoint, Sessions said he and Palmer have worked closely on important public policy issues and that Palmer’s character will be an important asset in Washington.
Sessions currently serves as a ranking member of the Budget Committee. The Senate Committee on the Budget is one of the youngest committees, established in 1974 to help guide and formulate the nation’s fiscal policy.
“If elected to Congress, I look forward to working with my friend Sen. Jeff Sessions on his outstanding efforts to enforce and manage the annual federal budget,” Palmer said. “He is a tremendous leader and I respect him greatly.”
Palmer has also been endorsed by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.
Palmer defeated Paul DeMarco in the runoff for the U.S. House District 6 Republican nomination in July, winning 64 percent of the vote. DeMarco had gained 30,842 votes in the June 3 primary election, while Palmer totaled 18,627.
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