The Associated Press reports:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Alabama Sen. Luther Strange as Strange goes into a contentious GOP primary election next week. Trump took to Twitter to throw his support to the Republican senator who is trying to hold on to the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The presidential endorsement comes as some polls have suggested that Strange is in a tight race with former state chief justice Roy Moore and Rep. Mo Brooks, a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Strange was appointed to the post in February by the state’s then governor. He is backed by a super political action committee tied to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that has spent heavily on advertising to try to fend off the slate of firebrand challengers in the red state.
Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
Mr. President, what an honor. Thank you so much for your support and confidence. Proud to work with you to #MAGA #ALsen https://t.co/5fxz5rLPId
— Luther Strange (@lutherstrange) August 9, 2017
McConnell shitz on @realDonaldTrump @realDonaldTrump endorses McConnell's corrupt anti- Trump US Senate candidate Luther Strange wtf?
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) August 9, 2017
We can't allow Mitch McConnell & Karl Rove to buy their handpicked lackey this #ALSen seat!
HELP US FIGHT BACK >>> https://t.co/iPrm6E73G5 pic.twitter.com/O70GDO8NXy
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) August 9, 2017