Trump: Strange gained in polls because of my endorsement

Trump: Strange gained in polls because of my endorsement
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President Trump on Saturday accused the so-called "fake news" media of failing to recognize that Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost The Hill's Morning Report — General election season underway with marquee Senate races set MORE (R-Ala.), who was vanquished in a runoff election against GOP candidate Roy Moore this week, gained in the polls earlier this year after Trump endorsed him.

"In analyzing the Alabama Primary race, FAKE NEWS always fails to mention that the candidate I endorsed went up MANY points after endorsement!" Trump tweeted.

Strange, who was tapped to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein faces Trump showdown Solicitor general could take over Mueller probe if Rosenstein exits 13 states accepted Sessions invitation to meeting on social media bias: report MORE in February, lost a runoff election against Moore by nearly 10 points on Tuesday.

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Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, had billed himself on the campaign trail as an anti-establishment Republican in the same vein as Trump, while Strange, who was backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFord's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment GOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw MORE (R-Kent.), was largely seen as the establishment pick.

Despite Trump's claim, a poll released Monday – a day before the runoff election – showed that the president's endorsement had little effect on the race between Strange and Moore.