During this week’s broadcast of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), who also serves as the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, was optimistic about his party’s chances in Alabama in November.
England said that both Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and incumbent U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) could win in traditionally heavy-Republican Alabama in the election slated for later this fall.
The Tuscaloosa lawmakers’ prognostication comes as both President Donald Trump and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, the GOP’s U.S. Senate nominee, are polling way out in front of their Democrat opponents in Alabama.
“Absolutely,” he replied when asked if a Joe Biden-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ticket could win Alabama. “It’s a ticket that unifies people. If you look at Senator Jones’ message of ‘One Alabama,’ and I think there’s a theme you see running through the entire DNC of one that puts unity over division and encourages people to find common ground, common solutions. So, I absolutely do because I think the Democratic Party has a political platform and specifically has better candidates. If you’re talking on the national ticket a Biden-Harris ticket versus a Trump-Pence ticket, I don’t really don’t think there’s a comparison there about qualifications, experience, and ability to do the job.”
England also took digs at Tuberville, who he downplayed as a candidate, given his lack of political experience.
“As far as Doug Jones is concerned with Tommy Tuberville, I think that one speaks for itself,” England continued. “Whenever you hear my Republican colleagues talk about Tommy Tuberville, they never talk about him because there’s nothing to talk about. He doesn’t really have a track record of any sort of governmental success or experience doing the job, which is why he always talks about the job he used to have versus the job he trying to get. So, when we’re talking about Doug Jones and his ability to pass bipartisan legislation, which now I think is 21 bills versus Tuberville, who can only say, remind everybody that ‘he’s a socialist,’ I think the contrast there is very, very clear.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.