Tommy Tuberville

Former Alabama senator joining CNN as commentator

Jan 29, 2021


Former Democratic Sen. Doug Jones is making his debut as a political commentator on CNN today.

He tweeted that he would join host Jake Tapper as the newest member of the network's political team. Jones is also working as a political and public service fellow at Georgetown University this spring.


Two Alabama lawmakers may find themselves in the middle of an attempt to overthrow President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory on election day.

Newly sworn Alabama U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville said he’ll join an estimated dozen members of the upper chamber in challenging the Electoral College’s certification of Joe Biden as President. Observers say tomorrow’s vote in Congress is largely ceremonial and any attempt to overturn the outcome is doomed to failure. 


In his final speech to the U.S. Senate, Doug Jones emphasized the need for bipartanship. 

Jones was elected in 2017 and was the first Democrat senator from Alabama in 25 years. He is being replaced by Republican Tommy Tuberville who was elected this year. 

Jones highlighted some of his favorite moments from his time in the Senate in his speech. One mentioned was his co-sponsoring of the bill eliminating the military widows' tax.

Both Minority Leader Charles Schumer and republican Alabama senator Richard Shelby praised Jones.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s incoming Republican senator, Tommy Tuberville is expressing support for President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim of election fraud. 

The former coach on Thursday wrote on social media that the elections results are out of control. The former football coach likened it to referees adding touchdowns after the game is over.  


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has recaptured a U.S. Senate seat for Republicans by defeating Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama. 

Jones had widely been considered the Senate’s most endangered Democrat. Republicans had made recapturing the once reliably conservative seat a priority in 2020.


TROY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones is urging voters to look at his record and not what he called Republican distortions about him. 

Jones says he does not want to defund the police or take away people's guns, despite what some in the GOP claim. Jones is considered the most endangered Democrat in the Senate and is facing Republican Tommy Tuberville.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is outspending Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville in the home stretch of Alabama’s Senate race.  

Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show the  incumbent Democrat raised $10 million between July 1 and the end of September. Jones spent $11 million and had $8 million on hand for the closing weeks of the campaign.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is criticizing Republican challenger’s Tommy Tuberville’s financial record that included a nonprofit with a questionable giving record. 


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tommy Tuberville’s quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate is powered by the reputation he gained as Auburn University’s football coach. 

But in the years since, the Republican has been mired in business failings, a lawsuit and even a questionable charity that raises money but gives very little away.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama has called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville “Coach Clueless” for the former football coach's recent comments about the coronavirus. 

Jones attacked Tuberville in a campaign appearance Friday. He criticized Tuberville’s reaction to tapes of President Donald Trump saying in February he knew the severity of the coronavirus but had downplayed the threat to avoid public panic.


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville.

The defeat likely ends Sessions' long political career, a bitter loss egged on by President Donald Trump.

Tuberville is familiar to Alabamians from his decade as Auburn University’s head football coach. He won about 60% of the vote, according to unofficial returns.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and onetime Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville face off in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff in Alabama for Sessions' former Senate seat. 

Sessions safely held the seat for 20 years before resigning to lead President Donald Trump’s Justice Department. Session later was forced to resign after drawing Trump’s fire when he withdrew from the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is stepping up attacks against his Senate primary rival, accusing former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville of hiding and being unprepared for Washington.

Tuberville and Sessions face off in the July 14 Republican runoff for Sessions’ former Senate seat.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville’s campaign bus went up in flames Wednesday night on the side of a north Alabama interstate. 

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office posted on social media that a lane of Interstate 59 was shut down after a recreational vehicle caught on fire. The photos showed the Tuberville campaign bus ablaze. The sheriff’s office said the driver escaped uninjured.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions is challenging Tommy Tuberville to a series of five debates ahead of their July Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate.

Sessions is trying to reclaim the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s attorney general, a position he was later forced out of after their relationship soured over his recusal in the investigation into Russian interference in Trump’s 2016 election.  



MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions, the former Alabama senator seeking to reclaim his seat after serving as President Donald Trump’s attorney general, has written an open letter to Alabama voters explaining his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as the Alabama Republican advanced to a primary runoff in his quest to win back his old U.S. Senate seat.

Sessions held the seat for two decades, but was forced into a runoff with a political newcomer after being wounded by Trump's prior criticisms of his recusal in the Russia investigation. The newest Twitter scolding by Trump on Wednesday could further damage Sessions' hopes of a political resurrection.

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IRONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is stressing his status as a political outsider in his bid for U.S. Senate.

Tuberville is part of a crowded Republican primary field competing with former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is seeking to reclaim the Senate seat he held for two decades.

Boosted by fame from years as a college football coach, Tuberville  has become one of the front-runners in the competitive field.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne said he expects to make the GOP runoff in the race for U.S. Senate.

Byrne is part of a crowded field that includes former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville.  

The three-term congressman is giving up his safe congressional seat to run  for the Senate seat now held by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is emphasizing his loyalty to President Donald Trump as he seeks to reclaim the  U.S. Senate seat he held for 20 years.

The former senator from Alabama faces a competitive primary that will test how much Trump’s past criticisms have damaged his support in the deeply red state. Sessions was forced to resign as Trump's first attorney general after his recusal from the Russia inquiry prompted blistering public criticism from the president.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama, according to three Republicans with knowledge of the situation.

They say Sessions has made telephone calls discussing a potential bid to return to the Senate. The Republicans spoke on condition of anonymity so they could speak more freely about closely held conversations.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight.

The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a campaign balance of $5 million.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed former football coach Tommy Tuberville in the Republican primary in the U.S. Senate race.

The group's political action committee, FarmPAC, on Tuesday announced endorsements for the March 2020 primary elections. The agriculture powerhouse gave its nod to the former Auburn University football coach.

Tuberville is part of a crowded Republican primary field competing for the right to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in the 2020 general election.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 so far in his newest U.S. Senate race.

Moore this week reported raising $16,693 since announcing his candidacy four weeks ago and trails almost all other candidates in fundraising.

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones has raised the most. He brought in $2 million last fundraising quarter and has a campaign balance of $4.2 million.

In the crowded GOP primary field, Congressman Bradley Byrne raised nearly $700,000 last quarter and has $2.4 million on hand.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill

(MONTGOMERY, AL)-- The race against Doug Jones for U.S. senate just got a little more crowded.

Alabama's Secretary of State John Merrill announces his bid for the Republican nomination at the state capitol.

He joins U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy moore and thee other candidates vying for the Republican nomination.

Merrill addressed questions regarding issues like immigration and infrastructure during the press conference.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Rep. Arnold Mooney is joining the 2020 race for U.S. Senate.

The Shelby County Republican announced Monday that he is running for the seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones.

Congressman Bradley Byrne and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville are already running in the GOP primary.

Mooney wrote on social media that "Alabamians want a conservative and an outsider with a backbone."

Mooney is a second-term legislator. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Alabama Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020.

Tuberville announced his candidacy Saturday on Twitter, saying: "After more than a year of listening to Alabama's citizens, I have heard your concerns and hopes for a better tomorrow. I am humbled to announce the next step -- I will be a @GOP candidate for US Senate. I invite you to join my team."

Already in the GOP race is Bradley Byrne, a congressman. The primary is set for March 3, 2020.

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville says he’s considering running for governor of Alabama next year.

The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge public support.

Tuberville coached at Auburn from 1999 to 2008 before finishing his career at Texas Tech and Cincinnati. He's among the most successful coaches in Auburn history, but spent part of his tenure at odds with the school's most powerful boosters.