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Chamber to endorse Strange, poll shows support for Democrat Doug Jones

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an advertising push on behalf of Luther Strange in Alabama's heated U.S. Senate runoff. The effort includes TV ads supporting Strange as well as mail fliers featuring an endorsement from Alabama Senator Richard Shelby.

Strange is in a tight GOP primary race with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat. That GOP vote will be held on September twenty sixth. A recent poll shows the general election in December could be even tighter. Emerson College conducted a telephone poll which puts Democrat Doug Jones in a statistical dead heat with either Strange or Moore. The former U.S. Attorney won the Democratic Primary and earned endorsements from former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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