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8 Facts About Luther Strange

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Luther "Big Luther" Johnson Strange III is the junior United States Senator from Alabama.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Jessica Shyba HD by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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He previously served as the 49th Attorney General of the U.S. state of Alabama.

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Strange was a candidate for public office in both 2006 and 2010.

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In 2006, Strange ran for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama and defeated George Wallace, Jr. in the Republican primary.

George Corley Wallace III, generally known as George Wallace Jr., is an American politician from the U.S. state of Alabama.

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Strange then lost the general election to Democrat Jim Folsom, Jr..

James Elisha Folsom Jr. is an American Democratic politician who was the 50th Governor of Alabama from April 22, 1993 to January 16, 1995.

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In 2010, Strange defeated incumbent Attorney General Troy King in the Republican primary, before going on to win the general election on November 2, 2010, against Democrat James Anderson.

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On December 6, 2016, Strange announced his candidacy for the seat held by Jeff Sessions, representing Alabama in the United States Senate, after then-President-Elect Donald Trump had announced on November 18, 2016 that he would be nominating Sessions to the office of Attorney General of the United States.

The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice per 28 U.S.C. § 503, concerned with legal affairs, and is the chief law enforcement officer and chief lawyer of the United States government.

The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.

Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer and politician, who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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Strange was appointed as Senator on February 9, 2017, by Alabama governor Robert J. Bentley to fill out the vacancy caused by Sessions's resignation.

Robert Julian Bentley is an American politician and medical doctor who is the 53rd and current Governor of Alabama.

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