Alabama Picks Between Trump’s Guy And The Anti-Establishment Candidate

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Over the last month, Donald Trump has done more to advance the cause of the Republican establishment than he ever has before: campaigning for Mitch McConnell’s chosen candidate.

But that effort, and all the prestige of the president, seems likely to come up short on Tuesday night in Alabama’s special election primary.

On Tuesday night, Sen. Luther Strange — the man appointed to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ — will square off against Roy Moore, the nationally controversial former state supreme court justice.

If the polling is accurate, Moore is expected to win.

The winner of Tuesday’s contest will face Democrat Doug Jones, a former US attorney, in a special election in December.

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