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Alabama Senate Race: It’s Trump vs. Trumpland

President Donald Trump’s political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He’s campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

UNITED STATES - MAY 19: Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Louie Gohmert at Judge Roy Moore Rally: Trump Got Bad Advice

At a post-debate rally in Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday evening, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) delivered a resounding endorsement of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Gohmert strongly implied President Donald Trump endorsed opponent Sen. Luther Strange based on “bad advice.”

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Roy Moore Opposes DACA Amnesty, Strange Silent

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has promised to oppose the proposed record-breaking Dream Act amnesty for “DACA” illegal immigrants, one day after incumbent Sen. Luther Strange declined to answer questions from Breitbart News.

Exclusive — Make Central America Great Again: Luther Strange Lobbied for Trade Deal That Drained Thousands of Alabama Jobs to Honduras, Mexico

In a strange twist of fate, one of the key figures who helped bring about a transfer of jobs out of Alabama via a NAFTA-style free trade agreement with Central American countries is now campaigning for the Senate seat formerly occupied by Jeff Sessions. Even stranger still, his campaign ads promise that he will “Kill Unfair Trade Deals.” His name is Luther Strange.

Left to Right: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), and Luther Strange (R-AL).

WaPo: Swamp Worries That a Luther Strange Defeat ‘Could Prompt Some GOP Senators to Retire’

The Washington Post reports that, although President Donald Trump and his staff were hesitant to campaign in Alabama for establishment-friendly Luther Strange, Swamp Republicans forced the president’s hand — fearing that a victory for Judge Roy Moore would motivate several allies to retire from the Senate rather than face Breitbart-backed challengers in 2018.

Luther Strange Finance Chair Tied to Alabama Bribery Case

Alabama Senator Luther Strange’s campaign finance chair, Thompson Tractor CEO Mike Thompson, is listed on federal tax documents as an officer of the nonprofit Alliance for Jobs, which federal prosecutors say was used to bribe former Alabama state Representative Oliver Robinson, who pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges this month, AL.com’s Kyle Whitmire and John Archibald report.

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 4: GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., left, speaks with a supporter after the U.S. Senate candidate forum held by the Shelby County Republican Party in Pelham, Ala., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Sen. Strange is running in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Alabama State Rep: Luther Strange Not Telling Truth About Corruption Probe

Alabama State Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) is calling for the release of his grand jury testimony in connection with a corruption case involving former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Henry says now-U.S. Senator Luther Strange, who is facing a runoff primary Senate election next week against conservative Judge Roy Moore, is not telling the truth behind the anti-corruption unit he led while serving as Alabama’s attorney general.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about tax reform in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, September 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Trump Reluctant to Campaign in Alabama — But Swamp Fears Domino Effect if Luther Strange Defeated

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his gang of establishment Republicans implored President Donald Trump to campaign for establishment Republican Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) against conservative frontrunner Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, because they reportedly are terrified that more grassroots candidates across the country will challenge establishment Republicans if Moore defeats Strange on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens to a question while speaking with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC Blankets Alabama’s Airwaves for Luther Strange

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s super PAC poured another $630,000 into Alabama Senator Luther Strange’s special election campaign Wednesday, purchasing a television and radio advertising package that showcases President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Strange, the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker reports. The Senate Leadership Fund has already dumped millions into Alabama in an attempt to sway the race toward Luther and away from conservative Judge Roy Moore.

Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) listens as Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee May 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of 'U.S. Cuban Relations - The Way Forward.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Law Firm Backing Luther Strange Set Up Sweetheart Deal for Bob Corker in Alabama Retail Development

A partner in the Alabama law firm whose members and political action committee donated $28,000 to the 2017 Senate campaign of Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) represented a real estate development company in which Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has a 13 percent interest in a sweetheart deal that put over $100,000 of sales tax revenue paid by customers at the McGowin Park retail center in Mobile, Alabama in the pocket of the junior senator from Tennessee in 2016.

UNITED STATES - APRIL 4: Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., participates in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on efforts to protect U.S. energy delivery systems from cybersecurity threats on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty)

Governor Bentley Weighed ‘Trickle-Down Effect’ in Appointing Strange

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When scandal-plagued former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley decided to appoint his state’s attorney general, Luther Strange, to the U.S. Senate, Bentley appeared to have considered that he would also get to appoint a new attorney general, according to his notes, obtained by The Associated Press.

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