Roy Moore, Luther Strange Advance to Runoff in Alabama Senate Race

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange will advance to a runoff next month in the Republican primary race for Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat, the Associated Press projected on Tuesday. Moore was expected to win around 40 percent of the vote, with Strange, the incumbent who was appointed by Alabama’s former governor, coming in a distant second place and edging out Rep. Mo Brooks. Strange was viewed as the “establishment” choice and had the support of a McConnell-backed super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund. President Donald Trump endorsed Strange, a move that prompted Brooks and other conservatives in the state and nationwide to suggest that Trump sold out to the GOP establishment.