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Trump Stands Behind Alabama's Sen. Strange

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:39 PM

With two weeks to go before Alabama Republicans choose a nominee for the special U.S. Senate election, President Trump is standing by his early endorsement of appointed Sen. Luther Strange.

The re-stating of Trump’s support Tuesday morning by White House congressional point man Marc Short comes as nearly all polls show Strange (who was named to fill the vacancy created by Sen. Jeff Sessions’ becoming U.S. attorney general) trailing conservative favorite and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore.

“The president stands by that endorsement,” Short said at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “He endorsed Sen. Strange and continues to support him.”

Short’s comments was a far cry from those of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders when we asked her the same question last month — shortly after Moore led Strange by 39 to 33 percent in the initial primary.

“Due to the legal restrictions that I have, I cannot answer anything political from the podium,  so I would have to leave that to outsider folks and to the president himself to answer that.”

Clearly the that legal restrictions that kept Sanders replying to us did not affect Short.

Moore supporters have pointed out that their man supports the president on abolishing the filibuster in the Senate, while Strange backs Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s position of maintaining the filibuster for legislation.

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With two weeks to go before Alabama Republicans choose a nominee for the special U.S. Senate election, President Trump is standing by his early endorsement of appointed Sen. Luther Strange.
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