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Coleman, Moore to meet in GOP District 2 House runoff

March 4, 2020 GMT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Coleman and Barry Moore will meet in a runoff for the District 2 U.S. House nomination in southeast Alabama.

Moore claimed the second runoff spot Wednesday against Coleman, the top vote-getter, as returns showed him leading third-place finisher Jessica Taylor by fewer than 600 of the more than 104,000 votes that were cast Tuesday.

Taylor issued a statement congratulating Moore on his strong finish.

The eventual winner will face Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in November. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Martha Roby, who isn’t seeking reelection.