Pence: Trump and I have offered ‘full support’ to Moore after Alabama win

Pence: Trump and I have offered ‘full support’ to Moore after Alabama win
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Vice President Pence said he spoke to Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after his Republican primary runoff victory against Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeGOP intensifies war against Blankenship in West Virginia Republicans fear Cochran replacement puts Senate seat at risk Mississippi is new headache for GOP in the South MORE (R-Ala.) this week to offer the candidate his full backing.

"As the president and I made clear when we visited Alabama in the case of that election, we were — we weren't against anybody," Pence told Fox News correspondent Kristin Fisher in an interview. "We were just for our candidate."

"And the president and I have both spoken to Judge Moore, offered our heartiest congratulations and our full support and are confident that come debate, he'll be able to win that special election and he'll serve the people of Alabama with great distinction."

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President Trump and Pence endorsed Strange in Alabama's Senate race, with both men making stops in the state to campaign for the incumbent lawmaker, who was appointed earlier this year to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: Why does Scott Pruitt still have a job? DOJ announces M grant to cover costs associated with Parkland shooting ‘Morning Joe’ host: Trump tweeting during Barbara Bush funeral ‘insulting’ to US MORE.

But Moore, a hard-line conservative who campaigned against the establishment wing of the Republican Party, ultimately emerged victorious in the Tuesday runoff. 

Since Moore's win, Trump has thrown his support behind the former state Supreme Court chief justice, reportedly speaking to him on a phone call shortly after his runoff victory.

Trump has also begun voicing his support for Moore on Twitter and has deleted tweets in support of Strange.

Moore is widely considered the favorite to win the deep-red state's general Senate election in December, in which he'll go head-to-head against Democrat Doug Jones.