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Steve Bannon, Phil Robertson to rally with Moore in Fairhope Monday night

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday night, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign will be hosting a Faith and Family rally with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and a surprise special guest.

Steve Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, and until recently, he was President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist. Bannon, who has only done one interview since leaving the White House, according to some sources, will do a live interview with Fox News star host Sean Hannity during the event. Hannity, like a growing number of conservative-thought leaders, is headed to Alabama Monday night to campaign for Moore in a fierce runoff election.

Bannon will appear along with Phil Robertson, businessman and star of “Duck Dynasty.”

Phil Robertson is the founder of Duck Commander, which sells duck calls and hunting gear in all 50 states, and he is the author of two books. He and his family also star in the hit TV series “Duck Dynasty.”

Duck Commander’s Phil Robertson endorsed Moore earlier in the race.

“I have been an admirer for some time of Judge Roy Moore,” Robertson said in a statement. “He judged with a good understanding of the constitution and the law, but he also understands natural law and who gave us our rights to begin with, Almighty God. Roy Moore will stand up for truth and what’s right, no matter who opposes him, and that is sorely needed in Washington DC. I fully endorse his run for the Senate and pray for he and his family.”

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“I thank Phil for his support and prayers,” Moore said. “The Robertson’s are a great example for the American family. They represent hard work, Christian values and conservative principles, which is what we need to make our nation great again, and to make our nation good again.”

Monday’s rally will start at 7 p.m. at Oak Hollow Farm: 14210 Greeno road in Fairhope, Alabama.

On Thursday, Moore held a rally in Montgomery with former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, former Trump speechwriter and conservative author Sebastian Gorka, state Auditor Jim Zeigler, Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker (R), former Senate candidate Dom Gentile, and state Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, and Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City.

“Glad he’s running and am honored to endorse Judge Roy Moore for the US Senate,” Palin said. “Judge Moore has shown he has what it takes to stand up to the out-of-touch political establishment. The Judge has proven he’s not afraid of a fight for what is right, and he’s ready to take on DC’s swamp monsters and help make America great again. We need more bold leaders like Judge Moore who will fight for all of us in the US Senate.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin,” Moore said. “Governor Palin has a strong record of speaking out for conservative causes and standing up to the Washington establishment. Having her support shows how conservatives across the country are uniting behind our campaign to send a message to Mitch McConnell and the Washington elites who are trying to buy this election.”

According to original reporting by Axios, Bannon is expected to focus on how to fight for the President’s agenda in Washington against the GOP establishment and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has spent $15 million raised outside of Alabama in this race on behalf of Strange.

“Steve is coming to Alabama to support President Trump against the Washington establishment and Mitch McConnell,” a source close to Bannon told Axios. “Steve views Judge Moore as a fierce advocate of Trump and the values he campaigned on.”

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According to original reporting by Breitbart News, Brexit vote organizer, Nigel Farage, will also be at the rally and will endorse Roy Moore.  Farage organized the popular movement, which was opposed by both of the major parties in Britain, for the British people to vote to leave the unpopular European Union.  The move shocked the establishment, but was embraced by Trump and many on the conservative side of the political spectrum.

Despite outspending Moore over 15 to 1, Strange still trails in the polls. At issue are his 23 years as a for-hire Washington lobbyist, suspicions of a deal with disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley to get the appointment, and allegations surrounding Strange’s opposition to the expansion of a superfund site in Birmingham.

On Friday, President Donald Trump , U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and former Senate candidate Byron Peeples held a rally for Strange in Huntsville.

Trump said that he endorsed Strange because of his support of the president’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

“We have to be loyal in life,” Trump said. “There is something called loyalty, and I might have made a mistake and I’ll be honest, I might have made a mistake.”

Trump said that both Moore and Strange, “Are good guys,” and promised to come and, “Campaign like Hell,” for Moore if he wins the GOP primary runoff on Tuesday.

“Last night, President Trump pledged to campaign hard for Roy Moore when he wins the primary next Tuesday,”  Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead responded. “We look forward to working with President Trump to Make America Great Again. Let’s drain the Washington swamp and get back to what made America great to begin with: faith in God and our Constitution. There will be no better patriot and ally for the conservative agenda than Judge Roy Moore.

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“That’s why we’ve been endorsed by Chuck Norris, Phil Robertson, Dr. James Dobson, Governor Sarah Palin, Governor Mike Huckabee, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, the Family Research Council, and over 50 current and former elected officials from the great state of Alabama.”

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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