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Moore, Strange in run-off

Approximately 20 percent of Covington County’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary elections for U.S. Senate, and most of them supported Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Moore also led the ballot statewide, and at press time, appeared headed for a run-off with the incumbent, Luther Strange. Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Strange to the seat when then-Sen. Jeff Sessions was tapped to become U.S. Attorney General.

Moore earned strong support in the Wiregrass, while most of Strange’s votes came from Birmingham.

Former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones appeared to have won the Democratic nomination without a runoff.

 

Here’s how the votes looked locally:

Republicans

3,970 votes cast

  • Roy Moore – 57.37%
  • Luther Strange – 27.9%
  • Mo Brooks – 8.5%
  • Trip Pittman – 5.05%
  • Randy Brinson – 0.48%
  • Mary Maxwell – 0.28%
  • Bryan Peeples – 0.20%
  • James Paul Beretta – 0.13%
  • Dom Gentile – 0.08%
  • Joseph F. Breault – 0.03%

 

Democrats

420 votes cast

  • Doug Jones – 66.43%
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. – 17.03%
  • Michael Hansen – 7.91%
  • Jason Fisher – 2.16%
  • Will Boyd – 2.16%
  • Brian McGee – 1.92%
  • Charles Nana – 1.2%
  • Vann Caldwell – 1.12%