Nigel Farage, the right-wing British politician and outspoken supporter of President Trump, plans to campaign in Alabama on Monday against the president’s preferred candidate in a crucial Republican Senate runoff.
Mr. Farage’s endorsement of Roy Moore, a former State Supreme Court justice who leads in the polls before the election on Tuesday, lines up another anti-establishment voice in opposition to Mr. Trump. He plans to speak at a rally for Mr. Moore that will also include Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief strategist to Mr. Trump.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Brexit leader @Nigel_Farage, who’ll join us in Fairhope on Monday,” Mr. Moore said on Twitter.
Mr. Farage, the former U.K. Independence Party leader who helped lead the “Brexit” movement, campaigned for Mr. Trump in the presidential election and was the first foreign politician to meet with him after he won. As president-elect, Mr. Trump suggested that Britain appoint Mr. Farage as its ambassador to the United States, an idea that was quickly dismissed by the British government.
The Alabama race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions pits Mr. Moore, an evangelical favorite, against Luther Strange, who has the support of Mr. Trump and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. Mr. Strange was appointed to the Senate this year after Mr. Sessions left.
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