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 StrangeThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump to GOP: I will carry you GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in general election Trump: I ‘destroy' careers of Republicans who say bad things about me 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."


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 SessionsSwalwell: I would have fired Strzok too Omarosa: Trump calls Education chief 'Ditzy' DeVos Ex-Reagan official: If Mueller had nothing, Trump 'would ignore him' 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.