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Strange, Moore to face off in Alabama GOP Senate runoff

The results are in from Alabama's special Senate race primary, and Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) and Roy Moore, a conservative former Alabama Supreme Court justice, are moving forward and will go head-to-head in a GOP runoff, The Associated Press has projected.

They are vying for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Strange was appointed to replace Sessions in February, and Moore became famous for twice being suspended — once for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument and another time for refusing to recognize same-sex marriages. President Trump, the National Rifle Association, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's super PAC endorsed Strange, but he still came up behind Moore, who had 41 percent of the vote compared to Strange's 32 percent.

Rep. Mo Brooks finished in third place with 20 percent. On the Democratic side, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones won the nomination, after being endorsed by former Vice President Joe Biden.