Alabama’s Senate contest Tuesday is the first election skirmish in this year’s Republican civil war. Appointed Sen. Luther Strange is the candidate of the party establishment yet has the backing of the outsider president, Donald Trump. But former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s controversial conservatism has the ear of many Trump diehards. A preview from reporters who’ve seen the contest up close, Roll Call’s Bridget Bowman and The Economist’s James Astill.
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Insight into Strange’s appointment to the Senate. McConnell approved, but encouraged Gov to pick a woman https://t.co/sxn61TfQUi #ALSEN
— Bridget Bowman (@bridgetbhc) September 20, 2017
Trump rally supporting Strange is in Brooks country in northern AL. Huntsville is Brooks’ hometown and Roy Moore was born in nearby Gadsden https://t.co/L7icDdorZU
— Bridget Bowman (@bridgetbhc) September 16, 2017