While it appeared former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions might have had a late surge in his Republican primary runoff contest against former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, it was not nearly enough.
Sessions was defeated by a wide margin on Tuesday and has officially been eliminated from regaining the seat he held for two decades in the U.S. Senate.
With more than 70% reporting, Tuberville had a 24-point lead over Sessions and will face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) on November 3 in the general election.
During a speech given to his supporters at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Tuberville congratulated Sessions for a hard-fought race. Tuberville revealed that Sessions had called him to concede and acknowledged his support for Tuberville by telling him he was “all-in” in his election race against Jones.