Luther Strange (R-AL), after Judge Roy Moore-the GOP candidate backed by former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon-decidedly beat the president's pick to take over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacated Senate seat.
We've been following this race closely because another establishment "Republican" in the deep south - governor Henry McMaster of SC - is banking on Trump's endorsement to carry him to victory in the state's 2018 GOP gubernatorial primary. Luther Strange, immediately before the primary.
Conservative former judge Roy Moore defeated Alabama's incumbent Sen. "He will help to #MAGA!". But some of the President's most recent tweets about unusual disappeared. Moore also had the support of some of Mr. Trump's former allies, including Bannon, Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka.
Trump took a political risk by traveling to the Cotton State last week to campaign for odd.
That tweet read: "Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama".
Mr Trump endorsed Mr Strange in the race and tweeted support for him on multiple occasions. "Roy, wins in December!", a-t-he added.
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Moore's victory on Tuesday also has national political implications. And, in the end, even the president conceded perhaps he was making a mistake by supporting a candidate who got his job because he was investigating the governor who appointed him.
Following his victory speech, he said how he supports the President and his cause in making America great again. The president then deleted some of his tweets supporting odd.
"We have to be loyal in life".
Trump and Pence went to Alabama in the closing days of the race to stump for odd. But I have to say this....
The race pitted Mr. Trump against some of his top supporters.
"Great to talk with President Trump tonight", Moore tweeted late Tuesday.
Moore is now the favorite in December's general election against Democrat Doug Jones, a lawyer and former US attorney during President Bill Clinton's administration. A fringe conservative who promises to fight the spread of "Sharia law", and bring Christianity to Washington, D.C., Moore campaigned on an anti-McConnell platform, portraying his opponent as a rubber stamp for the GOP Majority Leader.