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Tommy Tuberville Defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama Senate Primary

07-15-2020
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ABOVE:  Ray Suarez, veteran journalist and co-host of the weekly radio program "World Affairs" and "New York Now" appeared on the Wednesday edition of CBN News' Faith Nation to talk more about Jeff Sessions Senate primary loss in Alabama.  Newswatch is seen weekdays on the CBN News Channel.

Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville soundly defeated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday in the widely- watched runoff race for the Republican nomination for Session's old Senate seat in Alabama.

Sessions said in his concession speech that Republicans must stand behind Tuberville in November.

"I leave the elected office with my integrity intact," Sessions said, initially standing alone before his grandsons joined him in front of reporters. "I hold my head high."

Tuberville, 65, who had been the coach at Auburn University in Alabama until 2008, won with about 60 percent of the vote. The former coach has never held public office but comes to the political arena with a well-known brand. He embraces Trump and sells himself as an outsider, a conservative culture warrior. 

Tuberville took a strong stand against his Democratic opponent Tuesday, telling his supporters that he threatens Alabama with "New York values."

"Democrat Doug Jones is running for re-election on the slogan "One - what means is one liberal Alabama and all the liberal left," he said. 

President Trump strongly supported Tuberville over Sessions.

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