LIVE UPDATES: Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville will advance to a run-off in Alabama's US Senate GOP primary

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  • US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville will advance to a run-off in Alabama’s Republican primary for US Senate, Decision Desk HQ Projects.
  • Most of the polls in Alabama closed at 8:00 pm ET – follow along for live results here.
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Former US Attorney General and US Senator Jeff Sessions and former Auburn University football coach will advance to a run-off election on March 30, the winner of which will become the Republican nominee for US Senate in Alabama.

Alabama US Senate Republican primary results:

Who are the candidates?

These candidates have filed to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who won the seat Jeff Sessions vacated to serve as President Donald Trump’s attorney general in a huge upset over Roy Moore in a December 2017 special election.

  • Former US Attorney General and Senator Jeff Sessions, who is seeking to win back his old Senate seat.
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama’s first congressional district.
  • State Rep. Arnold Mooney.
  • Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and 2017 US Senate nominee Roy Moore.
  • Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville.
  • Businessman Stanley Adair.
  • Ruth Page Nelson.

Who did the polling say is ahead?

The most recent poll of the race conducted from February 4-6 by the Alabama Daily News and Mason Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Sessions with a narrow lead over the rest of the field, earning 31% of the support of likely Republican primary voters compared to 29% for Tuberville, 17% for Byrne, and 5% for Moore with 16% undecided.

Catch up on live coverage from the primary:

While you wait for Alabama Senate results to come in, head over to our main Super Tuesday post to follow all the action.

See the results for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama here and full results for Alabama House primaries here.

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