Previewing the Alabama GOP primary

The Republican primary race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat has become a loyalty contest in more ways than one as a major rift forms between President Donald Trump and Sessions. Trump and Sessions both enjoy high popularity in the state. Trump won 62 percent of the general election vote there and, according to Gallup, 55 percent of Alabamians approve of his performance. Sessions is also popular, securing 97 percent of the vote when he ran for re-election, unopposed, in 2014. The Republican candidates vying for his seat had previously portrayed themselves as allies of both Sessions and … >>More stories from National


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