Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions joined his former Republican primary opponent former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville on the campaign trail in recent days, and the pair released a video Thursday where Sessions urged voters to reject incumbent Senator Doug Jones (D-AL).
According to the Tuberville campaign, Sessions joined the former coach at meetings with leaders of Huntsville’s defense and technology sectors, “participated in an event sponsored by the Republican Women of Huntsville, and headlined multiple campaign fundraising events.”
“Tommy, I support you 100%,” Sessions begins the video.
Sessions’ support of Tuberville was never in doubt. He endorsed the coach’s campaign on stage while conceding the primary runoff in July. The Alabama politics stalwart is now doubling down on his support for the Republican nominee.
“Alabama must send you to represent us in the Senate. We cannot allow a Chuck Schumer acolyte — Doug Jones — to represent Alabama in the Senate,” argues Sessions in the video.
Tuberville thanks Sessions for his support and in a statement described him as a “man of his word.”
“Jeff Sessions understands that it’s time we once again had a U.S. senator whose votes reflect our conservative Alabama values, not the ultra-liberal Hollywood and New York values of Doug Jones’s high-dollar, out-of-state campaign donors,” said Tuberville.
Sessions further comments in the video that he feels good about Tuberville’s chances in November.
“I know you’re going to win. I feel really good about it, and I’m glad that you’re traveling the state hard,” he remarks.