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pat_t wrote in therightfangirl
I'm glad Jeff Sessions was confirmed. But that loses us another Republican Senate member. That's putting us on pretty thin ice with the majority. What happens with this now? We need to keep the majority.

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The governor of Alabama named state Attorney General Luther Strange on Thursday to succeed Sessions

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/09/alabama-ag-named-to-jeff-sessions-former-senate-seat.html

Alabama's governor on Thursday named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat left empty by Jeff Sessions.

Strange, a 63-year-old lawyer and former Washington lobbyist, has been the state's attorney general since 2011.

In Strange, Bentley chose a well-connected Republican who last year announced intentions to run for the coveted Senate seat regardless of whether he got the interim appointment. His selection caps two months of jockeying and political guessing games over who would get the nod from Gov. Robert Bentley.

"Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities that will make him a strong conservative Senator for Alabama," Bentley said in a statement.

Strange will serve until an election is held to fill the seat for the remainder of Sessions' term, which ends in January of 2020. Bentley has said that election will be held in the general election in 2018.

Strange said he was "greatly honored and humbled to accept the appointment."

The governor of the state will appoint someone.   Most likely from the same party.


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