The Alabama GOP Senate race is headed to a 2 man runoff between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville.
The winner will face Democrat Senator Doug Jones, considered one of the weakest and most vulnerable seats being held by Democrats.
Fox News reports no one won the GOP nomination outright for the Alabama Senate, which means voters will head back to the polls for a runoff election later this month to determine whether former Sen. Jeff Sessions can mount a political comeback.
With 80 percent of the votes counted, Sessions had 32 percent of the vote to reclaim his old senate seat, just behind Tommy Tuberville, the former Auburn University football coach, who had 33 percent of the Republican primary votes on Super Tuesday.
“Tonight, it looks like a great night for us and a bad night for the swamp,” Tuberville told cheering supporters. “We’re going to overtime and I know somebody that knows how to win in overtime.”
As the top two finishers, Sessions and Tuberville will face off again in the March 31 runoff election. The winner will become Republicans’ best bet to pick off an accidental blue seat held by Democrat Sen. Doug Jones.
Coming up short was Bradley Byrne, a Republican congressman, who had 25 percent of the vote and failed to advance to the runoff. Roy Moore, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, was a distant fourth place with 7 percent of the vote.