Alabama Senate Primary Goes To A Runoff

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Henry Rodgers Chief National Correspondent
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The Alabama Republican Senate primary race for U.S. Senate went to a runoff on Super Tuesday after the candidates failed to receive enough votes.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will take on the former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, setting up a run against current Democratic Alabama Sen. Doug Jones. The polls closed in Alabama at 8 p.m. ET. there were 6 other candidates including Representative Bradley Byrne and former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Both Sessions and Tuberville have campaigned on being close to President Donald Trump.

Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the US Marshal Service’s Director’s Honorary Awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2018. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Sessions, who was expected to win, served as a U.S. senator in Alabama from Jan. 3, 1997, to Feb. 8, 2017. He then accepted a job as the attorney general and resigned from the position Nov. 7, 2018. (RELATED: Top Democratic Official In Alabama Says Sen. Doug Jones Is ‘A Racist’)