Running the Race in Alabama

Republicans in Alabama make their pick for who they want to see challenge the Democrats for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

 

Former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court Roy Moore has comes out on top in his state’s senate primary runoff. The victory delivers a blow to President Trump, who supported Moore’s opponent. Moore defeated Luther Strange in the Republican race Tuesday, and will take on Democrat Doug Jones later this year. They’ll both be vying for the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the U.S. attorney general. The president had tried to rally Alabama voters behind Strange, while former White House staffers Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka threw their support behind the eventual victor.