Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville won Alabama’s Senate runoff, leaving former senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions done for, according to the Western Journal.
Tuberville recently received an official endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Ultimately, this ends a long and drawn our primary election between Tuberville and Sessions, one of Alabama’s best-known politicians.
Wow, just called! @TTuberville – Tommy Tuberville WON big against Jeff Sessions. Will be a GREAT Senator for the incredible people of Alabama. @DougJones is a terrible Senator who is just a Super Liberal puppet for Schumer & Pelosi. Represents Alabama poorly. On to November 3rd.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2020
Without Trump’s endorsement, Turberville still beat Sessions 33 percent to 31 percent.
Back in 2018, Trump fired Sessions after their relationship began to decline due to the fact that Sessions, who was the attorney general at the time, recused himself from the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
BREAKING: Tommy Tuberville wins Republican Senate primary in Alabama, turning aside Jeff Sessions' bid to reclaim the seat. https://t.co/czE5AMXoBx
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 15, 2020
Sessions loss likely marks the end of his political career, which lasted for decades.
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He was the first senator to endorse Trump in 2015 and was named as attorney general after Trump’s victory the following year.
A former lawyer who successfully prosecuted the KKK members involved in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, Jones beat candidate Roy Moore in a 2017 special election to fill the seat vacated by Sessions.
The race, which leans Republican, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, is viewed as one of Republicans’ only opportunities to pick up a Senate seat in November.
Recent polls have shown Tuberville leading Jones by single-digit margins.