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President Trump tweets endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange

10 August 2017, 01:52 | Rufus Hill

WHOA: Trump Endorses Strange in Heated Alabama Senate Race

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange waves to constituents before a Republican Senate candidate forum Friday Aug. 4 2017 in Pelham Ala. President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Strange as he goes into a contentious GOP primary election next week.

Brooks' ad said McConnell is helping his "lapdog, Luther Strange, hijack our Alabama primary". Luther Strange's camp believes they have unlimited money, and Moore has no money.

Yet during primetime Tuesday night, President Donald Trump used his favorite social media platform to turn the attention of the nation somewhere wholly unexpected - to Alabama's GOP U.S. Senate primary. "We understand that President Trump is a deal maker and appears he cut a deal with McConnell in order to accomplish the legislative agenda that will benefit all Americans".

Congressman Mo Brooks responded this morning to President Trump's endorsement of Sen.

Trump tweeted Tuesday night that odd "has my complete and total endorsement!" to which the senator said he was "deeply honored". Luther Strange (R-AL) in the contentious special election to permanently fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sen. Luther Strange R-Ala. responds to questions during a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is endorsing Strange in a special GOP primary election next week. Trump wrote on Tw
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Brooks said Wednesday that he's more aligned with Trump's agenda than odd, the candidate of a Washington "swamp" establishment who gets his support from a super political action committee tied to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Brooks accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday of misleading Trump to believe that odd is the better candidate for the job.

Brooks said he, and not odd, supports changing the Senate filibuster rules Democrats are using to kill Republican proposals.

Others competing for the GOP nomination include Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. There will be a runoff on September 26 if no candidate gets over 50 percent of the vote.

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