Former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville has won the U.S. Senate race for Alabama against the reigning Democratic Alabama senator Doug Jones. The latest report suggested that Tommy has 1,370,377 (61.4%) votes talking the top position while his closest competitor Doug got 861,394 (38.6%) votes.
With Tuberville's victory, Republicans have taken over Alabama's Senate taking back from the Democratic after Jones won it in a special election in late 2017.
"I want to thank President Donald Trump. He is without a doubt in my lifetime the guy who’s done more for the United States of America than any other man."
Tuberville said after the victory in an 18-minute speech.
Tuberville, 66, has no political experience and will now head the Alabama Senate. There's still doubt about how he will govern if Trump, his political benefactor, is not reelected. The win was an identity triumph over persuasion. Tuberville ignored most mainstream channels from July onwards and seldom if ever, debated topics such as COVID-19 or health care. He ran almost exclusively on his vote for Trump instead.
“I do believe today that God sent Donald Trump to us. He’s the only thing standing between socialism in this country.”
Tuberville said at an Alabama Farmers Federation meeting last year.
Tuberville beat Jones, the unusual Democrat in Alabama who prevailed after his rival, Roy Moore, was convicted of sexual assault by multiple women in a special election in 2017.