Donald Trump tweets congratulations to Roy Moore, Luther Strange in Senate race

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to congratulate both Alabama Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for making it to the Republican runoff in the U.S. Senate race on Tuesday.

“Congratulation to Roy Moore and Luther Strange for being the final two and heading into a September runoff in Alabama. Exciting race!,” Trump tweeted at 6:18 a.m. ET.

Moore and Strange advance to the Sept. 26 primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as neither candidate secured the necessary 50 percent of the Aug. 15 vote.

The runoff winner will face Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 general election.