It’s no secret that Alabama is about as ruby red a state as they come. Now, as a special election approaches on August 15, Senator Luther Strange is bending over backwards to tie himself to President Donald Trump. Though his polling nationally is historically low, Trump still remains enormously popular in Alabama.
“President Trump is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country,” Strange told assembled voters at a Sunday candidate form in Montgomery. “I consider it a Biblical miracle that he’s there.”
The news was first reported by AL.com.
During the same forum at the local Farmers Market Cafe, Strange also vowed to continue trying to repeal Obamacare, a pledge which drew significant applause.
“We’re going to take care of the most vulnerable citizens,” said Strange, the website reported. “But remember what this was intended to do, was to take care of disabled individuals and poor women and children. We have now turned it into a massive entitlement, just one example of the problems facing this country.”
Strange’s position is far more tenuous than many of his southern Senate colleagues. The former Alabama Attorney General was appointed to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions after the latter went on to become U.S. Attorney General for President Trump.
Of course, since Alabama is a de facto one-party state, there is no risk of a Democrat taking the seat during the special election. Rather, Strange’s stiffest competition will come from fellow Republicans including Congressman Mo Brooks and State Sen. Trip Pittman.
Watch above, courtesy of Montgomery’s WSFA
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