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Voters in Alabama on Tuesday will choose between two Republicans seeking to fill a US Senate seat. Under this deep red republican state, both candidate are trying to out trump one another with voters who love the US president.>> Thank you so much, hold on just a second.>>
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>> Luther Strange is the incumbent who filled the Senate seat left open when Jeff Sessions left to become Attorney General. And he has the president's endorsement.>> And I will stand for the people of Alabama.>> This is the challenger, Roy Moore, former State Court Supreme Chief Justice.
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He's famous for defending a statute of the Ten Commandments outside the state courthouse.>> Crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land.>> But while Moore doesn't have the president's stamp of approval, he has some of the president's best known associates supporting him. The race shaping up into a battle between the different parts of the Trump administration.
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Remember this guy? Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon campaigning for more on the eve of the election. While on the same night, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a rally for Luther Strange.>> I'm here tonight to say, I stand with Luther.>> At least three state polls in the past week show Moore winning Tuesday's special election and that's a potential headache for the Republican Party.
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Reuter's National Politics Editor, Caren Bohan.>> There's a lot at stake here for Republican leaders and even for President Trump.>> If Roy Moore wins, as the polls suggest he might, and if he beats the Democratic candidate in the general election in December, then he will become potentially a maverick senator, and the party can't necessarily count on him to tow the line.
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>> With a razor thin majority in the Senate, the last thing Mitch McConnell needs right now is another member he can't control. And uncertainty in the Senate could further dim the prospects for Trump's legislative agenda.>> Of the globe.