Former Auburn Head Coach Tommy Tuberville Announces Alabama U.S. Senate Bid

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On Saturday, former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville announced his intentions to run for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Tuberville is seeking the Republican nomination for a shot at facing incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) for the seat that is up in 2020.

News of the former Auburn head coach intentions first broke in a story on by Dennis Dodd. Tuberville later announced his plans to seek the post on social media. According to Dodd’s report, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will be a part of Tuberville’s team.

Tuberville joins Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) as the only announced Republicans seeking to challenge Jones in the 2020 contest. Other potential candidates include Alabama State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R), Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Gary Palmer (R-AL), former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler.

As a head football coach, Tuberville won 159 games while coaching at Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati. While at Auburn, Tuberville went 13-0 in 2004 and won six games in a row against Auburn archrival Alabama in the Iron Bowl from 2002-2007.

A person associated with Tuberville’s effort told Breitbart News to expect a “more formal” announcement in a few weeks.

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