What You Need to Know About Next Week’s Alabama Senate Special Election

By Bridget Bowman
Posted August 9, 2017 at 8:38pm
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President Donald Trump may have historically low polling numbers nationwide, but he’s still popular in Alabama, where there’s a three-way battle to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. GOP Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed in February to fill the seat before the election, is in a close race with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Rep. Mo Brooks. Roll Call’s Bridget Bowman says that next week’s special election primary vote will be contest over who is the true conservative and who will be the strongest fighter for Trump.