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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:33 PM

Jeff Sessions loses comeback bid in Alabama runoff

Source: The Hill

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed in his bid to reclaim his old Senate seat after losing to former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the Alabama GOP runoff on Tuesday.

Tuberville was leading Sessions by 63 percent to 37 percent, with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

The former football coach will go on to face Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November. Jones is considered the most vulnerable Democrat facing reelection in 2020 in a race The Cook Political Report rates as "Leans Republican."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/507350-jeff-sessions-loses-comeback-bid-in-alabama-runoff

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Reply Jeff Sessions loses comeback bid in Alabama runoff (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 14 OP
Budi Jul 14 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jul 14 #14
Budi Jul 14 #17
iemitsu Jul 15 #21
still_one Jul 14 #2
Blue Owl Jul 14 #20
bucolic_frolic Jul 14 #3
yellowcanine Jul 14 #9
catbyte Jul 14 #10
ZZenith Jul 14 #15
CTyankee Jul 15 #26
calguy Jul 14 #4
totodeinhere Jul 14 #5
Submariner Jul 14 #6
BigmanPigman Jul 14 #8
keithbvadu2 Jul 14 #7
yellowcanine Jul 14 #11
chriscan64 Jul 14 #16
DeminPennswoods Jul 15 #25
yellowcanine Jul 14 #12
Dopers_Greed Jul 14 #13
Under The Radar Jul 14 #18
Thomas Hurt Jul 14 #19
olddad65 Jul 15 #29
Xolodno Jul 15 #22
Doug.Goodall Jul 15 #23
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 15 #24
Paladin Jul 15 #27
mackdaddy Jul 15 #28

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:34 PM

1. Never say never, Mr Jones!! 👍

Good luck to you!

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:39 PM

14. The fact the results are being published now is tellin


It means Sessions did not get enough votes for a recount call.
It means the Republican establishment here sent a message to Sessions and his supporters.

The message to Tuberville is not that he won the primary, but that he did not lose it by the votes of those who have just told Sessions it's time for him to retire to the veranda and rocking chair, at least till after Nov. decides everyone's fate.

The results also show that writing Doug Jones off would be a mistake.

I'm thrilled that the "World's Smallest Living Confederate Monument" has been dethroned.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:47 PM

17. The good signs are showiing up all around us. 2021 will bring a great shift in American politics

Finally, everyone is paying attention.

Pity it took such complacency that allowed a disaster like Trump, to motivate Americans to stop taking their Democratic Republic for granted.

Never again.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:19 AM

21. I suspect it really had to do with Sessions' age.

He was in congress for a long time. His generation did not solve any problems.
Out with the old and in with the new.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:35 PM

2. A battle between two racists, and the greater racist won

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:11 PM

20. The lessons of Sessions are measured in racial aggressions

n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:37 PM

3. Is there a Sess of the Tubervilles joke in here somewhere?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:09 PM

9. There is now!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:10 PM

10. LOL

Good one...

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:42 PM

15. Bazinga!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:42 AM

26. Not Tuberville, but a pretty good SNL take down by Kate McKenna

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:41 PM

4. If things get bad enough for trump

Doug Jones just might have a fighting chance. Although at this pount, in this state, it's probably a long shot.

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Response to calguy (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:04 PM

5. I hope that Doug Jones can pull it off.

But even if he doesn't I think our chances of taking back the Senate are increasing. Doug appears to be our only vulnerable member, whereas there are several Republican in the vulnerable category.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:06 PM

6. Sessions strikes me as the type of character that could

shoot and kill Trump for ruining first his career, and now his retirement in disgrace as Trump roadkill, and I wouldn’t even be shocked if it happened. Go for it Jeff boy.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:08 PM

8. Yes, and ASAP!

Storm the Bastille, off with their /his head!

Great wasy to celebrate July 14th!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:08 PM

7. And after all the butt kissing of Trump that Sessions did in the campaign.

And after all the butt kissing of Trump that Sessions did in the campaign.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:11 PM

11. Jones still has to be the underdog but his chances just improved, imo.

Let's hope that the blue wave sloshes over into Alabama like the Trump Hurricane Sharpie!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:45 PM

16. I think you are right.

It is very similar to the race that put Jones there to begin with. Trump squashes what would be an easy win for a regular republican by supporting a flawed candidate in the primary. I also agree that Jones is still the underdog. Pardon the pun, but it would be like Auburn beating Alabama 2 years in a row. Then again, the score and down and distance are the same.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:09 AM

25. Jones is the US Atty who successfully

indicted, prosecuted and convicted the klansmen who planned and carried out the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963.

In this year of protest over the treatment of AfAms, this case alone should be sufficient motivation for minorities, and everyone else who supports racial equality, to vote in record numbers for Jones.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:15 PM

12. Secessionist Sessions just got out secessioned!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:31 PM

13. Everything that Trump touches dies

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:49 PM

18. Proof that Trump absolutely holds no loyalty for anyone

I think that Pence is the ultimate presidential blow jobber, but Jeff Sessions was a very close 2nd.
Perhaps the knife in the back from Trump will prompt Sessions to explain his meetings with the Russians during the campaign.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:03 PM

19. Alabama politics seems to be a matter of picking the biggest turd.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:14 PM

29. Trump will go with which ever one floats the longest.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:03 AM

22. In the ultimate spite....

...Sessions should endorse Jones.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:51 AM

23. Sessions just got recused

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:18 AM

24. Bye bye Beauregard......

Now stay gone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:42 AM

27. Good riddance to a filthy little racist. (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:24 AM

28. Early to endorse Donald Trump, hunh. How's that working out for you?


Sociopaths are not loyal to anyone but themselves.

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