Trump to visit Alabama to back 'Big Luther'

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Alabama Judicial System via CNN

President Donald Trump announced today he will be in Huntsville Saturday to lend his support to Luther Strange who is campaigning to keep his Senate seat.

Trump made the announcement Saturday evening via twitter.

The president will make his visit to Alabama just days before the GOP runoff between odd and Judge Roy Moore, the top candidates in last month's Republican primary.

Trump tweeted Saturday that he will campaign for unusual in Huntsville, Alabama, on September 23.

In a statement sent to AL.com Saturday, Shelby said that unusual has done an "outstanding job representing Alabama" in the U.S. Senate and is the "right person to continue working on behalf of our great state".

"Trump says, "'Big Luther' is a great guy who gets things done!"

Odd faces a tight race with Moore despite the backing of Trump and a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Moore was the top vote-getter in the August GOP primary. Emerson College conducted a telephone poll which puts Democrat Doug Jones in a statistical dead heat with either unusual or Moore.

During the primary election earlier this summer, President Trump publicly endorsed unusual.

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