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Alabama Politics And The Battle For Jeff Sessions' Senate Seat05:30
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Alabama's new Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) walks following a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill on Feb. 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Alabama's new Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) walks following a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill on Feb. 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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The special election for Jeff Sessions' Senate seat in Alabama is becoming a referendum on Washington, and on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Brian Lyman (@lyman_brian), a reporter for The Montgomery Advertiser, about how Washington politics are shaping the race.

This segment aired on August 3, 2017.

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