Sessions, Tuberville head to runoff in Alabama Senate race

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in a Republican runoff March 31 as the former Alabama senator seeks to regain his longtime seat.

Sessions and Tuberville won the most votes in the primary Tuesday to advance from a crowded primary field.

Awaiting the runoff winner in November is the Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.

Sessions served in the Senate for two decades before becoming President Donald Trump’s first attorney general.

Tuberville used to coach at Auburn University.

Trump had been largely silent on the race, but weighed in Wednesday morning with a tweet criticizing Sessions.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

Categories: Regional

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *