And then, there were nine. A candidate in the crowded Republican field in the Senate race ended his longshot campaign Monday. Hoover businessman Dom Gentile cited his wife's breast cancer diagnosis. Appearing at Alabama Republican Party headquarters in Hoover, Gentile threw his support to another candidate: Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville). Gentile said Brooks agrees with him on some issues, such as legalizing medical marijuana, and added that Brooks has never had ethics problems, a thinly veiled shot at two leading contenders, Sen. Luther Strange and former Chief Justice Roy Moore. Brooks said the endorsement is important, because the race is highly competitive. He noted that he shares Gentile's strong support for medical marijuana.