Spotted in Alabama: Mo Brooks' 'Ditch Mitch' bus

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Sen. Luther Strange is trying to make the most of President Trump's endorsement ahead of Tuesday's special primary election in Alabama.

"I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange", Brooks' statement said.

Odd is locked in what is essentially a 3 way special battle for a special election that also features former AL Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore (of Ten Commandments fame) and Rep. Mo Brooks.

And Brooks, a favorite of Trump's alt-right base, didn't take the slight from Trump well, issuing a tweet on Wednesday asking the president to reconsider his endorsement.

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The ad was released Friday by the Brooks campaign and starts off showing a tweet from Trump questioning why McConnell has not been able to repeal and replace Obamacare.

If Strange was serious about changing the culture of Washington D.C., he would acknowledge McConnell's leadership failures, but he's not serious. "They have failed you on Obamacare, building the wall, balancing the budget".

Mr. Strange's new radio ad highlights comments Mr. Brooks has made in the past criticizing Mr. Trump. As the primary comes to a close on Aug 15, the Brooks campaign is touring the state in a campaign bus decorated with a "Ditch Mitch!" banner.

The endorsement is a welcome boost for the unusual campaign, as all of the top Republican contenders in the August 15 primary have openly tried to woo Trump voters in the state where Trump continues to enjoy heavy popularity.

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