Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has ousted Democratic Sen. Doug Jones from his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama.
The New York Times called the race just after 10:00 p.m. with 34% of precincts reporting on Tuesday night. Tuberville was favored to win the seat in the deep red state. Before Jones, the seat belonged to former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who resigned from the Senate to serve as President Trump’s attorney general.
According to Real Clear Politics, Tuberville has led Jones by no less than 8 points for the length of the race, and the latest poll conducted by Auburn University favored Tuberville to win the race by 11 points. The Cook Political Report classified Alabama’s Senate race as “Lean Republican.”
Tuberville campaigned as a close ally to Trump throughout the general election, while Jones tried to position himself as a moderate candidate. The GOP has focused on fighting to keep the Senate under Republican control throughout the election, especially if the White House should flip to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Read more…