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Roy Moore campaign manager seeks Alabama congressional seat

FAIRHOPE, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Moore is running in a primary runoff election against incumbent Luther Strange for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. The runoff election is scheduled for September 26. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign manager is running for Congress in Alabama.

Rich Hobson announced Wednesday that he is running as a Republican for the 2nd District congressional seat now held by Rep. Martha Roby.

In addition to being Moore’s campaign manager, Hobson twice served as Alabama’s administrative director of courts while Moore was chief justice. He also served as director of Moore’s Foundation of Moral Law.

Hobson says the “liberal elite” pulled off a “political assassination” of Moore in November’s Senate election. Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones amid accusations that Moore committed sexual misconduct with teens decades ago. Moore has denied the allegations.

Hobson says his priorities include repealing President Barack Obama’s health overhaul law and building a border wall with Mexico. The wall was one of President Donald Trump’s main campaign promises.