Moore gets Trump's support after beating unusual in Alabama

Sen. Bill Cassidy R-La. right speaks to an aide as he appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham Cassidy healthcare proposal on Capitol Hill Monday Sept. 25 2017 in Washington

"Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race".

"We still have a ways to go before December 12th's general election, and the road certainly doesn't get easier, but with YOU, the best grassroots army of supporters around, I know we can take on anything together!"

President Donald Trump also campaigned for odd, holding a rally in the state on Friday, as did Vice President Mike Pence. The New York Times reported Trump deleted three tweets backing Sessions' temporary replacement in the Senate. "Big election tomorrow in the Great State of Alabama".

In a political twist, the race was the stage for a proxy war of sorts between Trump and his recently ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who backed Moore.

Whether Kushner or McConnell, a loss for unusual isn't a loss for Trump, according to the president's allies.

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On top of rallying for Sen.

Moore is now the favorite in December's general election against Democrat Doug Jones, a lawyer and former USA attorney during President Bill Clinton's administration.

One of the deleted tweets - which was pointed out by MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin - was a simple show of support for odd.

Moore is a former Alabama Supreme Court judge who supports smaller government, stopping immigrants who come to the USA illegally, and banning homosexuality in the military.

Moore is the more Trump-like of the candidates: opinionated, unconcerned about whom he may offend and desperate to upend the elite system that rules the United States capital.

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Strange, also backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, lost the election to former Judge Roy Moore on Tuesday night.

"I've never prayed to win this campaign".

During a 20-minute speech at a boisterous rally in Fairhope, Alabama, on Monday, Bannon called the primary a "day of reckoning" and charged that establishment Republicans think the state's voters are "a pack of morons". But aides to the president prevailed upon him to go, citing his enormous popularity in the state he dominated in the 2016 Republican primary and general election.

Earlier in the week, Trump declared that he "may have made a mistake" backing unusual. "And they stood, and they voted, and here we are today", Moore told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday morning after his victory. Moore also had the support of some of Mr. Trump's former allies, including Bannon, Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka.

Moore said: "Because of YOU, tonight, the establishment has been defeated in Alabama!".

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'Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement.



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