Bannon to stump for Roy Moore in Alabama

Bannon to stump for Roy Moore in Alabama
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon will campaign next week with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R), CNN reported Tuesday

“I look forward to standing with Judge Moore and all of the Alabama deplorables in the fight to elect him to the United States Senate, and send shockwaves to the political media elites,” Bannon told the network. 

The two will appear together at a Dec. 5 rally in Fairhope, Ala., CNN reported. Bannon's appearance will come one week before the election between Moore and Doug Jones (D) to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama senator: Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate bid Alabama senator: Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida MORE and currently held by Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida The Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida Five things to watch at Trump 2020 launch rally MORE (R-Ala.).

Moore is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including from women who say that Moore initiated sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

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Moore has denied the claims, calling them an effort by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Senate to vote Thursday to block Trump's Saudi arms deal MORE (R-Ky.) and the media to steal the election from Alabama voters.

Numerous Republican lawmakers have called on Moore to step aside in the race, but Moore has refused.

President Trump last week all but endorsed Moore, saying he doesn't want a liberal to fill the Senate seat, and adding that Moore has denied the allegations.

The White House has said Trump has no plans to campaign with Moore.

Bannon backed Moore in his September GOP primary runoff against Strange, despite Strange earning the support of Trump and other Republican lawmakers.