The Republican runoff election for the seat of former Alabama senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions is today.
Alabamians will pick between Luther Strange, who has the endorsement of President Trump and has been serving in the Senate until today’s runoff election, and Roy Moore.
Sen. Strange served as Attorney General for the state of Alabama from 2011 to early this year; Judge Moore is a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. One of them will face Democrat Doug Jones in the final election for the seat in December.
Per The Birmingham News, “Moore led a nine-candidate field in the Aug. 15 primary with 164,000 votes, 39 percent, to 139,000 for Strange, 33 percent. Seventy-two percent of those who voted in the primary voted on the Republican side.”
At this time, Moore is holding a sizable lead against Strange, with an 11% lead in RealClearPolitics’ polling average.