MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is helping Alabama Sen. Luther Strange raise money as Strange heads to a heated runoff with firebrand judge Roy Moore.
An invitation shows that McConnell is scheduled to appear at a Thursday fundraiser in Washington D.C. A super PAC with ties to McConnell has also backed Strange in the race.
Strange this week broke ranks with McConnell and sided with President Donald Trump in calling for an end to the Senate rule that requires a 60-vote threshold on most legislation.
Strange faces Moore in a Sept. 26 Republican runoff.
Moore was twice removed as Alabama’s chief justice over stands against gay marriage and for the public display of the Ten Commandments. Moore led Strange by 25,000 votes in the first round of balloting.