Report: Tommy Tuberville defeats Jeff Sessions in Republican runoff for US Senate in Alabama
Former Auburn football head coach Tommy Tuberville has defeated Jeff Sessions in the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate in Alabama, according to BusinessInsider.com.
With the win over Sessions, Tuberville now will face Democratic Senator Doug Jones in this fall’s election. Jones was elected in December 2017 in a special election to replace Sessions, who served as President Trump’s Attorney General.
Tuberville defeated Sessions in the runoff Tuesday night, as Sessions was fighting for his old seat.
The former Auburn head coach had the backing of President Donald Trump, and that certainly helped him defeat Sessions. Tuberville most recently served as the head coach at Cincinnati from 2013-16. Prior to the stop at Cincy, Tuberville was the head coach at Texas Tech from 2010-12.
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Tuberville got his head coaching start in the SEC at Ole Miss from 1995-98 before leaving for the Auburn job where he coached from 1999-2008.