Trump pick wins nomination in Alabama as three U.S. states choose Senate candidates
WASHINGTON (US) – Republicans in Alabama nominated political novice Tommy Tuberville, who was chosen by President Donald Trump, to contest for the Senate in November. This comes as voters in three states chose candidates on Tuesday.
Democrats in Maine selected Sara Gideon, who is the speaker of the state’s House of Representatives, to contest against moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins.
Democrats in the state of Texas chose veteran Air Force officer for M J Hegar instead of Black state senator Royce West to contest against Republican Senator John Cornyn, said the New York Times.
A former soccer coach, Tuberville, 65, defeated Jeff Sessions, who is a former attorney general who was fired by the president, in Alabama. In the fall, Tuberville will contest against Senator Doug Jones.
Tuberville said that Trump had called him to congratulate him, adding that he considered him to be the best “the best president in my lifetime.”
Sessions told media persons that he had no regrets about his decision.
“I did the right thing,” Sessions said.
Trump’s ratings have dropped amid the surge in infections across the country.
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