Ex-Auburn coach Tu­berville to run for Se­nate

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Football -

For­mer Auburn Uni­ver­sity foot­ball coach Tommy Tu­berville is join­ing the Re­pub­li­can race to win back the Se­nate seat from Demo­crat Doug Jones in 2020.

Tu­berville was set to an­nounce his can­di­dacy Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to a per­son fa­mil­iar with Tu­berville’s de­ci­sion. This per­son wasn’t au­tho­rized to pub­licly dis­cuss Tu­berville’s plans and spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity.

Repub­li­cans are try­ing to re­cap­ture the seat that was held by Re­pub­li­can Jeff Ses­sions, who was Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s first at­tor­ney gen­eral.

Jones, a for­mer U.S. at­tor­ney, de­feated ex-state Supreme Court Chief Jus­tice Roy Moore in a spe­cial elec­tion in 2017 af­ter the Re­pub­li­can can­di­date was ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct with teenagers. Moore de­nied the al­le­ga­tions.

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