TRUMP PLANNING TO CAMPAIGN WITH INCUMBENT SENATOR
President Donald Trump is putting his political capital on the line in a big way in Alabama’s closely contested Senate race. The president, who has previously endorsed Sen. Luther Strange, said he will travel to Huntsville on Saturday to campaign with him just days before a Republican primary runoff election for the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump broke the news Saturday night with a tweet calling “Big Luther” — Strange is 6foot-3 — a “great guy.” His visit would come three days before a runoff election between Strange and Roy Moore, Alabama’s former chief justice. The winner faces Democrat Doug Jones in December to determine who will fill the remainder of Sessions’ term. Trump’s full tweet: I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate. “Big Luther” is a great guy who gets things done! Strange, who was appointed to the Senate after Sessions resigned this year, advanced to the Sept. 26 runoff after finishing second by 25,000 votes to Moore. Strange also has the endorsement of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.