President Donald Trump is in Alabama speaking on behalf of Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in a senatorial race in which Strange has cast himself as the consummate supporter of the commander-in-chief.
Strange is running against Roy Moore, a state Supreme Court justice who was ousted twice, in a Republican run-off election to see who will fill the vacant Senate seat left behind by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Strange's relationship with Trump is his best weapon in the race given that his opponent, Moore, has built his reputation in the bible-belt state by saying that he believes that Christianity should play a larger role in political and legal decisions, as well as working to restrict LGBTQ rights.
"We've developed a close, personal friendship. We both come from the same background, the same mission, the same motivation to make this country great again," Strange said at a debate earlier in the week.
Besides his speech, Trump has supported Strange via Twitter.
Senator Luther Strange has gone up a lot in the polls since I endorsed him a month ago. Now a close runoff. He will be great in D.C.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2017