The Associated Press called the race at 8:19 p.m., a little more than an hour after polls closed. ", "I've taken the road less travelled. Rebecca Lai, Jasmine C. Lee, Rebecca Lieberman, Denise Lu, Jaymin Patel, Charlie Smart, Ben Smithgall, Rumsey Taylor, Isaac White and Josh Williams. Share . Trump overwhelmingly won the deep red state of Alabama in 2016. Alabama GOP Senate Runoff Election LIVE RESULTS. LIVE RESULTS. He. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). “I say my prayers and try to do the right thing. CNN's Alex Rogers and Kaitlan Collins contributed to this report. Tuberville, who was making his first run for public office, will face Democrat Doug Jones in November. The winner faces Senator Doug Jones. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. While Trump was correct in pointing out that Tuberville led Auburn to six straight wins over Alabama between 2002 and 2007, he may have been referring to Lou Saban, the former head coach of the Buffalo Bills in the 1960s who died in 2009. "I took the road less traveled, didn't try to excuse myself or get in a fight or undermine the leader of our country, and the great work he has to do. #APracecall at 8:16 p.m. CDT. Republicans won’t know their nominee for a sprawling Southwest Texas House district for some time, after Tuesday’s runoff left Tony Gonzales and Raul Reyes separated by just seven votes. Tweet . Alabama Republican Senate hopeful Tommy Tuberville awaits primary runoff results on Tuesday night. Mr. Trump, determined to deny Mr. That was an honorable path, I believe. By RedState Guest Editorial | Jul 14, 2020 8:00 PM ET . BREAKING: Tommy Tuberville wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama primary election. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. In ads, Sessions has worn the red "Make America Great Again" hat. The first statewide referendum held amid the coronavirus pandemic, turnout for Tuesday’s primary was extremely light in most places. Sessions his old Senate seat, endorsed Tommy Tuberville, the former Auburn football coach. I feel good about it, I hold my head high," he said. Circle size is proportional to the amount each county’s leading candidate is ahead. Source: Election results and race calls from The Associated Press, By Sarah Almukhtar, Michael Andre, Aliza Aufrichtig, Matthew Bloch, Larry Buchanan, Andrew Chavez, Nate Cohn, Annie Daniel, Andrew Fischer, Will Houp, Jonathan Huang, Josh Katz, Aaron Krolik, K.K. Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville defeated ex-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Tuesday night’s runoff for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. "I think it's time for this Republican Party to listen to the Donald Trump agenda," he said. Tuberville hammered Sessions over the decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe, saying in one ad that he "quit on the President" and "failed Alabama." Jeff Sessions lost an Alabama Senate GOP primary runoff on Tuesday to former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, CNN projects, a major blow … As attorney general, President Trump and I had one disagreement.”. In the Texas Democratic Senate race, M.J. Hegar, a military vet backed by D.C. Dems, is leading Royce West, a Black state senator whose candidacy took off amid anti-racism protests. Secretary of State John Merrill originally predicted turnout as high as 22% but modified that down on election day to 15-10%. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic had also created a wild card factor in the race, making it difficult to predict what turnout would look like in advance. Not sought fame or fortune," he. Share . As a result of the outbreak, the date of the runoff was, See Sessions respond after losing Alabama GOP Senate runoff. As a result, the race is likely to be the Republican Party's best pick-up opportunity of the cycle. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Sessions resigned a year later after fall out with Trump over the AG’s decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read more », M.J. Hegar, a former Air Force pilot, will face Senator John Cornyn in November. Texas 23rd District results ». Share Tweet . But that appears to have been no match for having lost the President's endorsement.