UPDATE (9/18): MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s trip to Alabama to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange has been moved to Friday.
The Strange campaign announced Monday that Trump will visit the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on Friday. The rally will begin at 7 p.m. The campaign said ticket information will be released later.
The president’s visit to Alabama comes four days before the Sept. 26 Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state’s former chief justice. Strange is in a heated battle with Moore for the Republican nomination for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat.
Trump, who has endorsed Strange, announced the visit to Alabama over the weekend with a tweet.
“‘Big Luther’ is a great guy who gets things done!” Trump tweeted.
The visit had originally been planned for Saturday.
(WKRG) — President Trump has tweeted that he plans to make a trip to Huntsville on Saturday to show his support of Senate candidate Luther Strange.
The Strange for Senate Campaign released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s planned visit to Huntsville, Alabama on Saturday, September 23:
“I am proud to have President Trump’s endorsement in this race and I am looking forward to his trip to Alabama,” said Luther Strange. “It is an honor to work hard beside him to deliver upon his promises to the American people, like achieving tax relief for hard-working Americans and building the wall on our southern border.”
Back in August, Trump announced his endorsement publically on Twitter for Strange saying, “Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!”
Strange is set to debate with the other Republican candidate Roy Moore on Thursday in Montgomery.