Trump has endorsed Luther Strange in the race that will decide who will fill the Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became attorney general. Bannon, who returned to Breitbart as executive chairman following his exit from the White House, is supporting anti-establishment candidate Judge Roy Moore.
Shortly after Bannon told top editors to increase the site’s volume of reporting on the race, Matthew Boyle, Breitbart’s Washington editor, told staff “the only story that matters until next week is Alabama.”
“As of now, everyone is working on the Alabama race,” Boyle wrote in a message obtained by CNN in the company’s internal Slack channel. “If anyone has any questions please let me know.”
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