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Breaking: Alabama GOP primary runoff election called early

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Luther Strange and Judge Roy Moore were vying for the Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's runoff election. Moore was declared the winner. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot composite)

The Decision Desk and the Associated Press have called the GOP primary runoff in Alabama for Judge Roy Moore.

Also the Republican Senate Leadership Fund conceded the election very early.

"While we were honored to have fought hard for Big Luther, Judge Roy Moore won this nomination fair and square and he has our support, as it is vital that we keep this seat in Republican hands," the statement read.

Pundits noted that Luther Strange was losing badly even in districts where he was supposed to have a strong showing, which likely precipitated the early calls for the election winner.

Some see this as a defeat for President Donald Trump, as he endorsed Strange, considered the establishment candidate. Steve Bannon, his former White House adviser, said that a defeat would actually help Trump, as Moore is aligned to the "Make America Great Again" agenda more than Strange.

Moore will go on to the election against the Democrat candidate, Doug Jones, to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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