Tuberville defeats incumbent Jones in Alabama Senate race

Tommy Tuberville (R) defeated incumbent Doug Jones (D) in the U.S. Senate election in Alabama. Jones was first elected in 2017, receiving 50% of the vote to Roy Moore (R)’s 48%. Jones was the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992.

Tuberville is a former college football coach. President Donald Trump (R) endorsed him in the Republican primary runoff, where Tuberville defeated former Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Jones is the second incumbent senator to lose a re-election bid in 2020 as of 12 a.m. ET on Nov. 4. In Colorado, John Hickenlooper (D) defeated incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner (R).

Thirty-five of 100 Senate seats are up for election. Republicans have a 53-47 majority. Of the 35 seats up, 23 are held by Republicans and 12 by Democrats, giving Republicans greater partisan risk this year. Democrats need to win a net four seats to win an outright majority in the chamber.