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Trump to Campaign in Alabama for Republican Luther Strange

U.S. President Donald Trump will campaign Friday at a rally in Alabama on behalf of Senator Luther Strange, an establishment-backed Republican candidate who has trailed opponent Roy Moore in a special runoff election. Strange, who was appointed to the Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became attorney general, was endorsed last month by Trump. The president said Friday his support of Strange has bolstered his candidacy, but predicted on Twitter the race will be close. Despite the president’s support, Moore, a former Alabama chief justice who was twice removed from…

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Trump to Stump in Alabama Senate Primary Contest

U.S. President Donald Trump heads to the southern state of Alabama Friday to campaign for an embattled Republican senator whose defeat could spell trouble for establishment Republican lawmakers seeking reelection next year and add new tensions to the party’s already fractious Senate caucus. “Looking forward to Friday night in the Great State of Alabama,” Trump tweeted Wednesday, then underscored his support for Senator Luther Strange, who in February was named to fill the seat of former Senator Jeff Sessions, now U.S. attorney general. Strange, who previously served as Alabama’s attorney…

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