LIVE UPDATES: Most of the polls in Alabama have closed. Watch the full results from tonight's Alabama Republican primary for US Senate
Tonight, Alabama Republicans will choose a nominee to face Democratic Sen. Doug Jones this November. The crowded primary field includes former Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rep. Bradley Byrne, and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. Most of the polls in Alabama closed at 8:00pm ET — follow along for live results here.
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Polls closed in most of Alabama at 8 p.m. ET. But the results are still too early to call, according to Decision Desk HQ. Follow along for live results here: 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.
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