Senate frontrunners on Trump and partisanship

Senate frontrunners on Trump and partisanship

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Whoever takes the seat as Alabama's next U.S. senator will go to a Washington divided.

While President Trump is a divisive figure up in D.C., he has broad support among republican frontrunners in Alabama. Trump cruised to victory in Alabama during the last general election.

Roy Moore, Luther Strange and Mo Brooks have all come out in support of the president. However, the battle playing out on the airwaves is often "how much" the candidate will support Trump.

For democrats, the question is more complicated.

"Partisanship is one of the biggest problems we got in the country today," Doug Jones, former U.S. attorney and democratic senate candidate, said.

"We believe in leadership by example, it's not even about President Trump," said Robert Kennedy, Jr. "It's about what we can do collectively as a team to improve the lives of Alabama citizens."

While some democrats were critical of Trump, the main front runners instead focused on the divide, and a hope to heal relationships in Washington.

We are just eight days away from the democratic and republican primaries on Aug. 15. There are 16 candidates running for this senate seat.

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