Trump to visit Alabama in support of Strange

Trump to visit Alabama in support of Strange
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President Trump said Saturday that he’ll be going to Alabama in a week to campaign for Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeGOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama The Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back MORE (R) in the GOP runoff election for the state’s Senate seat.

“I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate. ‘Big Luther’ is a great guy who gets things done!” Trump tweeted Saturday.




Trump had endorsed Strange in the initial primary for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Alabama senator says Trump opposed to Sessions Senate bid MORE’s Senate seat, but Strange fell short of winning a majority of votes in the race against former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.

Moore is leading in recent polls and has earned the backing of conservative figures like Sarah Palin, Stephen Bannon and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).

Moore led Strange by 14 points in a poll released earlier this week by Emerson College.