Alan Nunnelee Endorses Phil Bryant
The Phil Bryant campaign recently sent out an email with an endorsement from Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Here is the text of the endorsement:
“I first met Phil Bryant in 1995, when I was on the Senate Insurance Committee and he was Vice Chairman of the same committee in the House of Representatives. We formed a professional relationship and a friendship that has lasted over 16 years. From the first day we met, I have known him to be an effective advocate for the conservative cause.
When our previous State Auditor resigned under a cloud of suspicion, Governor Kirk Fordice needed to appoint a person of the highest integrity to fill that job. He turned to Phil Bryant.
During the ‘lean years’ for the GOP, from 2000-2004, we only had one Republican statewide office holder out of eight. That lone Republican was Phil Bryant. He held high the conservative banner until reinforcements would arrive.
As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I have stood with Phil through three very difficult budgeting sessions of the Legislature and when it came time to make the tough calls, he never wavered. But the primary reason I support Phil Bryant is because of the character of the man. While no one can predict the specific issues and decisions that will confront our next governor, with Phil Bryant making those decisions, I am confident our state is in good hands.”