Governor Bentley Weighed ‘Trickle-Down Effect’ in Appointing Strange

UNITED STATES - APRIL 4: Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., participates in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on efforts to protect U.S. energy delivery systems from cybersecurity threats on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When scandal-plagued former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley decided to appoint his state’s attorney general, Luther Strange, to the U.S. Senate, Bentley appeared to have considered that he would also get to appoint a new attorney general, according to his notes, obtained by The Associated Press.
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WH Sources: Concerns About Crowd Size for Trump-Luther Strange Event; To Be Held at Smaller Venue Than 2016 Rally

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Friday, President Donald Trump will appear in Huntsville, AL to promote the candidacy of Luther Strange, who is competing in a runoff election for the Republican Party’s nomination for the Alabama U.S. Senate special election. But it won’t be at the same venue in Huntsville that Trump received the endorsement of Jeff Sessions on the eve of Alabama’s 2016 GOP presidential primary. Instead, Trump’s appearance will be at the smaller Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, 10 miles east of Madison City Stadium, the site of his 2016 event. According to the Von Braun Center’s website, its Propst Arena has a maximum capacity of 9,000. At Trump’s 2016 rally, estimates were much higher. White House aides told Breitbart News they were worried about turning out a large crowd size for Trump, given they know the president has already given his endorsement and that he and the Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning for the establishment candidate against the presumed anti-establishment candidate former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. “It doesn’t look good to have them [Trump and Pence] stumping for the guy who is going to lose,” one White House official said. Pence is slated to campaign in Birmingham on
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