State Auditor Jim Zeigler is tired of being left of out of 2020 Senate talk
Always a colorful character, State Auditor Jim Zeigler is attempting to make waves with his decision-making process when it comes to entering the Republican primary race for United State Senate.
The battle over who will get to face Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) has already drawn two big names in U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) and former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville with several potential nominees declining to enter the fray.
State Auditor Zeigler sent and then deleted a tweet touting how some other big names are staying out of the race because of him.
— Sean Ross (@sean_yhn) April 22, 2019
Whether Zeigler believes this remains to be seen but he appeared on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show” Tuesday and complained that no one is taking his campaign seriously.
Zeigler believes this is a coordinated effort to ignore his candidacy.
“I’ve been left out of columns, analysis, polls, awards and campaign contributions,” he lamented. “My middle name is ‘left out.'”
Regardless, Zeigler thinks he can win where it matters: at the ballot box.
“They just leave me out of everything. But on Election Day I got 62 percent of the vote in November in my reelection for state auditor,” Zeigler stated.
Zeigler declined to enter the race, saying he needs to be able to raise more money than he has been able to in the past. But he shared that he is leaving the door open to a candidacy for U.S. Senate if he senses a groundswell of support forming.