Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama Senate Primary Runoff

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to reclaim his old Senate seat on Tuesday, losing the Alabama Republican primary runoff to former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who had the backing of President Trump.

The Associated Press called Tuberville the winner with 35 percent of precincts reporting. Tuberville was leading Sessions by a landslide 26 percentage point margin, 63 percent to 37 percent.

Trump endorsed Tuberville in March after the former college football coach advanced to a GOP primary runoff with Sessions. The runoff was initially scheduled to occur two weeks after the primary, but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.