Senate Candidates Have a Busy Weekend

Aug 13, 2017

Alabama candidates in the race for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former U.S. Senate seat spent the weekend in a flurry of last-minute campaign stops ahead of Tuesday's primary.  

Republican Senator Luther Strange, who currently holds the seat, said Saturday that President Donald Trump's endorsement was "critical" in the campaign's homestretch.

Strange faces a slate of Republican challengers, including former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, state Senator Trip Pittman and Christian Coalition leader Randy Brinson.

Moore and Brooks have criticized Strange for his heavy support from a super PAC tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Democrats in the race include former U.S. attorney Doug Jones, environmentalist Michael Hansen and U.S. Naval Academy graduate Robert Kennedy, Jr.

The winning Democrat and Republican will face off in December.