"You're absolutely right Mr. President, and Luther Strange and Mitch McConnell, they are dead wrong", Brooks says in the ad. Brooks launched his campaign in May, but announced last month he would withdraw from the race if Trump were to fire Sessions as attorney general to make room for Sessions to run for his seat.
Trump endorsed unusual this week in the Alabama primary, siding with McConnell in a race that also includes former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is leading polls.
Odd is locked in what is essentially a 3 way special battle for a special election that also features former AL Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore (of Ten Commandments fame) and Rep. Mo Brooks. "Mr. President, isn't it time we tell McConnell and unusual, "you're fired"?" A runoff is expected in the GOP race and possibly in the Democratic race as well, which would take place September 26.
Mr. Strange's new radio ad highlights comments Mr. Brooks has made in the past criticizing Mr. Trump.
"What has Trump gotten from McConnell?" A super PAC aligned with Trump intends to help Strange's bid for re-election _ even though odd is the candidate favored by McConnell.
Odd then appears on screen to praise Trump and cite his other endorsement from the NRA.
"It looks like there's some significant frustration with the president over this", Givhan said.
During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, Brooks supported Texas Sen. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey took over, calling for a special election in April.
The survey of likely 2017 special election primary voters released on Friday shows Moore with 35.07 percent, followed by unusual at 23.07 and Brooks in third with 19.68 percent.
In 2003, Moore refused to remove a bust of the Ten Commandments from the state's judicial building despite orders from a federal court.