Doug Jones Wins Dem Primary in Alabama Senate Race

Doug Jones (The Birmingham News/Joe Singer)

NAFUSA member Doug Jones won Tuesday’s Alabama Democratic primary and will face the winner of a GOP runoff September 26 in the general election on December 12 to determine who will fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

Former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange finished atop the GOP field on Tuesday, but neither candidate received a majority of the vote, creating the need for the runoff. Jones received 63.6 percent of the Democratic vote with 86 percent of the vote counted.