Steve Bannon Breaks With Trump, Backs Moore in Alabama

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 29, 2017

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is throwing his full support behind former Alabama state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore in the state's special senatorial election.

In the Republican primary earlier this month, Moore won 39 percent of the vote while odd received 33 percent, forcing a September 26 runoff for the seat, AL.com reported.

According to Politico, Bannon announced his backing of Moore during a meeting with the Conservative Action Project and presented the support as a rebuke of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump's isolation grows Ellison: Trump has "level of sympathy" for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.) rather than President Trump.

The President tweeted his endorsement of odd multiple before the August 15 primary and even recorded a robocall for the senator ahead of the election. Unusual also has the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Bannon says he is looking to activate the conservative base to Moore's cause. He was ousted as state chief justice in 2000 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama judicial building.

He ran for election again in 2012, but was suspended in 2016 for directing judges not to issue same sex marriage licenses.

Since no candidate received at least half the vote in the August 15 primary the state will hold a September 26 runoff election.

Moore came away with just under 39 percent of the vote in the August 15 primary, while unusual had 32.8 percent.

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