Trump Endorses Luther Strange For US Senate

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.