[Ed. – Alabama voters continue to go their own way. Trump endorsed Tuberville and spoke ill of Jeff Sessions, which no doubt made a difference. But by all accounts, Tuberville didn’t show that well in the primaries. The Democrats will be running Doug Jones again, and a Republican win isn’t guaranteed in November. Tuberville will have to debate Jones, and that may not go so well. We’ll see.]
The public career of Jeff Sessions that began 45 years ago as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Mobile came to a conclusion Tuesday inside a banquet room at a Hampton Inn & Suites following his defeat to political newcomer Tommy Tuberville.
Sessions, 73, congratulated the former Auburn University head football coach during a concession speech that also sounded very much like a retirement announcement of a lengthy political career.
Sessions endorsed Tuberville ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, adding that he had called the former coach and offered him his support ahead of the general election against Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones. With 89% of precincts counted, Tuberville led Sessions by 22 percentage points.