Group tied to Trump backs Strange in Alabama's Senate race
By JULIE BYKOWICZ
Aug. 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn't yet become an all-out political proxy war.
A super PAC aligned with Trump intends to help Alabama Republican Sen. Luther Strange's bid for re-election — even though Strange is the candidate favored by McConnell.
America First Action will spend at least $200,000 on a digital effort to get out the vote for Strange.
That's according to a person familiar with the group's plan. The person requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to be named discussing strategy.
Strange is facing a tight, multiple-candidate primary election on Tuesday.
The Trump team's late political maneuver will please McConnell, who has been the target of the president's ire all week after he said Trump had "excessive expectations" for legislating.