Alabama: Roy Moore Crushed, Runoff For Jeff Sessions

The Montgomery Advertiser reports:

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville will be headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, after after a campaign where feelings about President Donald Trump overwhelmed any facts on the ground about Alabama.

As of 10:10 p.m., Tuberville had 33% of the vote in unofficial returns. Sessions had 31 %. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, of Mobile, had 25%.

The result sets up a four-week race between the top two vote-getters after an extended election campaign that was almost entirely focused on which Republican was most loyal to Trump and with very few state issues. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore finished far behind the three leaders, getting less than 8% of the vote.