Trump will campaign for Alabama Sen. Strange

Trump will campaign for Alabama Sen. Strange

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) (

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.

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.

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