President Trump has promised and plans to campaign for Senator Luther Strange in Alabama’s vacant Senate seat runoff.
Looking forward to Friday night in the Great State of Alabama. I am supporting "Big" Luther Strange because he was so loyal & helpful to me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
From The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he will travel to Alabama to support Sen. Luther Strange in the state’s Republican primary runoff election.
“I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate,” Trump wrote. “‘Big Luther’ is a great guy who gets things done!”
The announcement from Trump came the same day as Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, a House Freedom Caucus member who lost in the initial Aug. 15 primary, said he voted for Strange’s opponent Roy Moore.
Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, has been leading Strange in polling and has gained key endorsements.
“The Judge has proven he’s not afraid of a fight for what is right, and he’s ready to take on DC’s swamp monsters and help make America great again. We need more bold leaders like Judge Moore who will fight for all of us in the U.S. Senate,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a statement backing Moore.
However, Trump has backed Strange, who received support from a super PAC allied with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump endorsed Strange in early August amid a public feud with McConnell.