WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump in a Friday morning tweet announced that this evening he will travel to Alabama to campaign for GOP Sen. Luther Strange.
Will be in Alabama tonight. Luther Strange has gained mightily since my endorsement, but will be very close. He loves Alabama, and so do I!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017
Strange, who in January was appointed by then-Gov. Robert Bentley (R) to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will face ultra-conservative former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in Tuesday’s hotly contested run-off election.
Last month Trump announced his support for Strange ahead of a three-way runoff in which Moore eclipsed the incumbent senator by more than six percentage points.
Many conservative organizations have voiced their support for Moore and have suggested that Strange is not conservative enough.
The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Doug Jones in December’s general election contest.