Former Auburn coach to run for Senate in Alabama

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is reportedly planning a Senate run in Alabama.

Tuberville said Saturday on Twitter that he will challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who took office last year after defeating former Alabama Chief Justice Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreRoy Moore wants judge who ruled against him removed from case The Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers split over Mueller findings: 'case closed' vs. 'cover-up' Roy Moore 'seriously considering' another Senate bid MORE.

"After more than a year of listening to Alabama’s citizens, I have heard your concerns and hopes for a better tomorrow. I am humbled to announce the next step -- I will be a @GOP candidate for US Senate. I invite you to join my team," Tuberville said.

His Twitter post included a link to a small campaign website, which as of Saturday afternoon listed no campaign positions or endorsements.

Tuberville was previously thought to be considering a bid for governor, CBS Sports reported Saturday.


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The seat will be up for election in 2020. Jones won a special election for the seat in 2017 by less than a percentage point.