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Pence congratulates Roy Moore: 'We are for you!'

Vice President Pence on Tuesday tweeted his congratulations to Roy Moore for winning the state's GOP primary against Sen. Luther Strange, affirming the Trump administration's support despite having backed Strange in the race.  

"Congratulations Roy Moore! We are thrilled you ran on the #MAGA agenda & we are for you!" Pence tweeted to the candidate, who ran a grassroots-focused campaign against Strange.

Pence's tweet comes a day after he rallied for Strange in Alabama. "Our president needs Luther Strange back in the United States Senate so he can finish the job," Pence told a crowd in Birmingham, according to

Pence also tweeted Monday urging people to support Strange. "My friends in Alabama, the election is tomorrow. And we need every single one of you to show up and cast your ballot for @lutherstrange!" he wrote.

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