Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn football coach, has won the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate.
Tuberville, who campaigned as being an outsider, defeated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who, before he served in President Donald Trump's cabinet, served in the Senate for two decades.
According to the Associated Press, Tuberville received roughly 63% of the vote, and Sessions received 37%.
Statewide turnout among registered Republican voters was less than 10%.
In Lee County, Tuberville received 3137 votes, and Sessions received 8394.
Tuberville will now face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in the general election in November.
Jones has often been deemed the most vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection this year. He has served in the Senate since beating former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in a special election in 2017.
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For Sessions, this is his first electoral loss in his political career. He came under fire from Trump repeatedly during this primary after recusing himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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