In the U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff in Alabama, Judge Roy Moore maintains his strong 13 point lead over establishment candidate Luther Strange.
Moore took first place in the first round of Alabama’s Senate primary with a clean 39% of the vote. A survey by Harper Polling in August declared Moore ahead of incumbent GOP Sen. Luther Strange by 2% before the Sep. 26 election. Strange could close the 2% gap with the support of the establishment, however. While Moore has been running a pro-Trump campaign, the “Never Trump” Republicans have been supporting Strange in this election, including – strangely enough – President Trump.
President Trump reportedly was set to campaign for Strange in Alabama and has already recorded a robo-call for Strange.
Even without the support of President Trump, Moore has been winning in the polls, and has won the backing of Breitbart’s Steve Bannon.
A strategist told Breitbart News: “Mitch McConnell’s gang can put out all the fake news polls they want, but every single independent pollster has shown Roy Moore with at least a ten point lead. It’s not a surprise either: they have to justify to their donors why they’re spending millions attacking Roy Moore. They can’t go back and ask for more if they admit the truth: Luther Strange is down double digits.”
Representative Mo Brooks, who took less than 20% of the primary’s first round votes, endorsed Moore on Saturday, stating, “The Strange-McConnell forces care not one twit about honor or truth. They have freely used malicious lies to wage a nonstop scorched earth campaign of personal destruction. To be clear, the Strange-McConnell campaign tactics betray all Republicans, all Alabamians, and America while helping Democrats win this seat. That is the only thing their attack ads are doing, weakening our nominee.”