Former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville’s run for U.S. Senate has thus far consisted of talk of his support for President Donald Trump and his Christianity.
On Thursday, Tuberville appeared on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show” and discussed his decision to run for office in Alabama. It included a discussion about when Tuberville actually returned to Alabama.
Tuberville acknowledged he initially considered returning to Alabama to run for governor, but when Gov. Kay Ivey announced her intentions to run for re-election, he decided not to run.
Shifting the focus to the Senate race, Tuberville was asked about a voter registration that is still active in Florida. He explained that he voted “straight Republican” in Florida during the 2018 elections.
Tuberville was asked when he moved to Alabama to run for office. He said in August 2018, which was before the 2018 general election.
Who did he vote for? Since Tuberville voted straight ticket, he voted for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).
Oddly enough, Gaetz reportedly considered making a similar move to run for the Senate in Alabama.
Granted, in Alabama, you only need to be a resident for one day to run for office. There is nothing that prevents Tuberville from being a good U.S. Senator from Alabama.
However, shouldn’t we be looking for someone who has more than self-admitted “good name ID” for this seat to take on the lamest of lame-duck senators, Doug Jones?