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There Are 65 Notable Endorsements in Ala. Senate Primary

There Are 65 Notable Endorsements in Ala. Senate Primary
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (Evan Vucci/AP)

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:53 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Ballotpedia has tracked a total of 65 noteworthy endorsements for Roy Moore and Luther Strange in the race for the Alabama Senate. The Republican primary will be decided at the polls today in a runoff. The winner will proceed to a general election in December.

President Trump has endorsed Strange, but his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has endorsed Moore. Overall, Moore has been backed by a total of 50 elected officials, national figures, organizations, and PACs, while Strange has gained the endorsements of 15.

Of those who backed Mo Brooks, the third-place finisher in the Aug. 15 Republican primary, five have switched their endorsements to align with Moore in the runoff election: Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Rep. Ed Henry, R-Ala., Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and the Senate Conservatives FundPAC.

Click here for a full breakdown of the endorsements made in the race.

Seen as a battle between the establishment Republicans, represented by Strange, and the party’s base, represented by Moore, the runoff has generated a flood of campaign spending topping $12 million. Click here to see the latest campaign commercials. The Senate race is to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, a Republican, when he became attorney general. Luther Strange was appointed to fill the seat on a temporary basis until this election is resolved. The circumstances of his appointment have been a source of controversy in the campaign.

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Seen as a battle between the establishment Republicans, represented by Luther Strange, and the party’s base, represented by Roy Moore, the runoff has generated a flood of campaign spending topping $12 million.
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