Trump speaks at Luther Strange rally in Alabama

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"I'm really looking forward to having him [Trump] in Alabama", Strange told reporters at the Capitol earlier this week.

The latest survey of the Alabama Republican Senate primary has Judge Roy Moore leading Sen.

Moore led odd in the first round of GOP voting, but not by enough to avoid the runoff, which could stand as an early test of how much sway Trump has over his political base.

But, if it's Moore who wins on Tuesday - as most public polls project - "I'm going to be here campaigning like hell for him", Trump promised.

In a debate with Moore on Thursday night, Strange, 64, repeatedly invoked his close association with Trump, noting he and the president had chatted for half an hour by phone the night before.

Turning his attention back to the man he came to endorse, Trump said, "He doesn't even know Mitch McConnell..."

While a heavy barrage of attack ads leveled at Moore since the primary appear to have cut into his lead in the polls, Chambers doesn't expect it to derail Moore's advantage. Unusual continued this strategy last night when he faced off against former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore in a primary runoff debate.

Trump also said that China is working with the USA on sanctions against North Korea, referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping as his "friend". To more rousing applause, the President said, " we just approved a $700-million budget", giving Richard Shelby credit for his help. Moore, an evangelical Christian who believes America's ills result from the country's alleged godlessness, has the support of former Trump senior advisor Stephen Bannon and former Alaska governor-turned-conservative-gadfly Sarah Palin. He traveled to D.C. last month to meet with Bannon and North Carolina GOP Rep. Luther Strange - a recent appointee who has based his entire campaign on his allegiance with the President.

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Spending in the race has far exceeded most primaries, with the Mitch McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund super PAC pumping $8 million into the effort to boost unusual and diminish Moore.

The Washington Post first reported on Corker's involvement. Luther Strange (R). Here's a look into the controversial race.

Trump is scheduled to campaign in Huntsville, Alabama, for Senator Luther Strange, who was appointed to his seat after Jeff Sessions was named Trump's Attorney General.

Wouldn't it be better, though, for Trump to keep the Senate leadership happy by being less eager to cut deals with Chuck Schumer, rather than by backing losing candidates running against conservative populists?

"Luther is going to win easily - and Roy is going to have a hard time winning", he added. Since then, McConnell has been determined not to let it happen again - and has succeeded in every instance. His conservative backers include Fox News' Sean Hannity and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

"The Trump/Pence visits are going to just turn a spotlight on this race", one GOP strategist said. "Maybe he's more akin to me than I know". But he added: "What does a change candidate breed?"

Moore and his team have sharply criticized outside spending in the race and have accused "Washington elites" of trying to buy the election.

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