Fourteen Alabama legislators have endorsed former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate election runoff, the Moore campaign said in a press release.
Moore faces Sen. Luther Strange in the Sept. 26 runoff for the Republican nomination.
The winner faces Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12.
The legislators announcing endorsements, all Republicans, are:
Sen. Larry Stutts of Sheffield
Sen. Tom Whatley of Auburn
Rep. Mike Ball of Madison
Rep. K.L. Brown of Jacksonville
Rep. Mack Butler of Rainbow City
Rep. Danny Crawford of Athens
Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville
Rep. Tommy Hanes of Scottsboro
Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle
Rep. Mike Holmes of Wetumpka
Rep. Becky Nordgren of Gadsden
Rep. Ritchie Whorton of Scottsboro
Rep. Rich Wingo of Tuscaloosa
Rep. Randy Wood of Anniston
"This Senate race is Roy Moore versus the Washington insiders," Whorton said in the press release. "Judge Moore has put principle before politics throughout his entire life and has stayed the course.
Moore thanked those who endorsed him for "fighting the good fight here in Montgomery."
"I look forward to working with them and having them behind me as we take the fight for Alabama values to D.C.," Moore said in the press release.
Moore and Strange led a nine-candidate Republican field in the Aug. 15 primary. Moore received 39 percent of the votes. Strange received 33 percent.
Moore resigned from the Supreme Court to run for the Senate seat. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary had suspended him for the remainder of his term because he told probate judges they still had to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage even though the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all states.
A special Alabama Supreme Court upheld Moore's suspension.
On the campaign trail, Moore has said that he stood up for the "sanctity of marriage" and has denounced federal judges who he said are not following the Constitution.
President Trump endorsed Strange before the primary.
Shana Teehan, spokesperson for the Strange campaign, issued a statement in response to the legislators' endorsements of Moore, saying it was not surprising that they supported Moore because Strange had fought corruption in the Legislature:
"Luther spent years fighting public corruption as Attorney General and draining the Montgomery swamp," she said.
When Strange was attorney general, his office prosecuted former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who was convicted of ethics violations and removed from office last year. Strange recused himself from that investigation because his campaign had used Hubbard's printing company.
Updated at 11:05 a.m. to add statement from the Strange campaign.