Alabama's U.S. Senate front runners gear up as election day nears

Alabama's U.S. Senate front runners gear up as election day nears

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The primary for Alabama's U.S. Senate special election is two weeks away and candidates are getting ready.

According to results of an exclusive Raycom News Network Strategy Research poll, Roy Moore, Luther Strange, and Mo Brooks have separated themselves from the rest of the GOP field.

Moore and Brooks said they would each release new ads Tuesday. Brooks will also carry out a bus tour throughout the state. Moore said he has a phone bank set up to try and energize the vote.

While both candidates are running separate campaigns they both seem to want the same thing, to keep Sen. Luther Strange out of a potential runoff.

"We cannot have Luther Strange win this election by buying it with special interest money," Brooks, a north Alabama congressman, said.

The two agreed on a lot at Monday's Wetumpka TEA Party forum, with Brooks even applauding some of Moore's answers.

Brooks said he does not plan to differentiate himself from Moore, adding he will focus on Strange, who he said was playing "slanderous" ads about him.

"And I would love for Roy Moore and I to be two principled conservatives in a runoff and shut off Luther Strange right now," Brooks said.

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