A super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took aim at Steve Bannon Thursday, blaming him for Republican Roy Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate special election.
“The Bannon Effect,” the Senate Leadership Fund tweeted Thursday.
Included in the tweet was an image stating, “This is your state,” with a map of a deep-red Alabama in the 2014 Senate election. The map then shifts to a state peppered with blue and red in Tuesday’s special election and states, “This is your state on Bannon.”
Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist, championed Moore’s candidacy during the Republican primary — despite President Trump’s support of Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala. — and the general election, and campaigned for the conservative judge.
Moore lost to Jones by 1.5 percentage points. Jones is the first Democratic Alabama senator in 25 years.
The state was so deeply red that Sessions didn't even have a Democratic challenger in 2014.
Steven Law, president of the Senate Leadership Fund, slammed Bannon after the election and blamed him for the loss in Alabama.
“This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running," Law said in a statement. "Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the President of the United States into his fiasco.”