2018 Elections, Congress, Senate

RACE OF THE DAY: McConnell dumps DC cash into Alabama race


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With a new poll showing conservative Judge Roy Moore tied with incumbent appointed Senator Luther Strange in Alabama’s Sept. 26 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pouring another $2.5 million into efforts to keep the seat in the hands of his loyal footsoldier Strange.

AL.com reports:

According to a report from Breitbart News, the Senate Leadership Fund has infused Strange’s campaign with $2.5 million for the six-week run up to the Sept. 26 GOP primary runoff against Roy Moore.

Breitbart’s executive chairman, former White House strategist Steve Bannon, is backing Moore in the race.

The president’s former chief political adviser and head of Breitbart News wants the conservative base to be involved in Moore’s Senate campaign.

The funds would appear to again give Strange a staggering financial edge over Moore, who raised about $456,000 for the primary through July 26 – the latest figures available from the Federal Election Commission.

The SLF spent at least $4.2 million backing Strange in the primary, according to a report, when he finished second to Moore.

In the primary, the SLF spent the majority of its money on attack ads against U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who finished third. In the last couple of weeks of the primary campaign, the SLF also took aim at Moore.

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