MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) - Alabama Republican Sen., Luther Strange, is set to go against Alabama Chief Justice, Roy Moore, in a runoff today, fighting to represent the Republican Party against Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, in December.
Strange has a lot of experience in the realm of politics, having served as Alabama Attorney General for six years and serving in the US Senate after taking the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in February. Strange was appointed by Alabama Gov. at the time, Robert Bentley, in February after Sessions was called up by President Donald Trump to be the new US Attorney General. In the Senate, Strange sits on several committees that hold strong connections to the state of Alabama, including: the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Armed Services; Budget; and Energy and Natural Resources. According to his website, Strange is described to be “a Constitutional conservative and pro-life Christian”. Throughout his campaign, Strange has earned the support of President Trump, and according to CNN, Trump’s support has shown to be Strange’s strongest asset.
Strange is an Alabama native, born and raised in Birmingham, Ala. Strange left Birmingham to attend higher education at Tulane University, in New Orleans, La. Strange attended Tulane for both his undergraduate and law degrees. Strange then went on to run his own practice in Birmingham for several years before being appointed to be attorney general. In addition, Strange has been married to his wife for 34 years, with two son’s and one grandson.