Alabama Senate Runoff Is a Big Test Of President Trump’s Political Muscle

Alabama Senate Runoff Is a Big Test of President Trump’s Political Muscle

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — It’s Trump versus 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.Motivated by personal loyalty and a sense that the race is newly competitive, Trump heads to Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, appointed in February to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when Jeff Sessions became attorney general. The winner of next Tuesday’s …

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