As the polls predicted, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore unseated appointed Sen. Luther Strange last night in the special Republican run-off election. Judge Moore, now as the Republican nominee, advances to the special general election where he will face former US Attorney Doug Jones (D) in a vote scheduled for December 12th. The winner will serve through 2020 and be eligible to seek a full six-year term in that particular election year. Sen. Strange, who was appointed from his position as state Attorney General, will serve through the special general election. Run-off turnout increased 13.5% from the primary, and topped 480,000 voters. By contrast, just 165,006 Democratic voters nominated Mr. Jones back in August. Though Democrats will likely make a major push in the special general, Judge Moore begins the race against Jones as a clear favorite.
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