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Sessions campaign attacks Tuberville as “Florida man”

U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville (VIA TUBERVILlE CAMPAIGN)

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate campaign launched a new video called “Florida Man Game Show,” which attacks his opponent Tommy Tuberville as a Florida resident who has never done anything for President Donald Trump or the conservative movement.

“It’s important that before March 31st, Alabama voters know the real Tommy Tuberville,” said Sessions’ campaign manager Jon Jones. “Tommy is a Florida phony who has never supported a Republican candidate in his 65 years, except for himself. Let me repeat that. Tommy Tuberville did not support Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, or even Donald Trump. He didn’t even vote for Governor Kay Ivey in the last election, because he was registered to vote in Florida. Tuberville claims to be an ‘outsider’ in this race. Well, he is an outsider — Tuberville lives, votes, and still pays taxes in Florida. He’s a Florida Man.”

Tuberville has homes in both the Auburn area and in Florida. Florida does not have a state income tax; while Alabama has a five percent tax on income.

“Florida Phony Tommy Tuberville is an out-of-state, out-of-work football coach who doesn’t know or understand Alabama, or the issues Alabamians care about,” Jones said. “Let’s be honest – Tommy Tuberville is a big talking phony. He is playing a character on TV, but that’s not who he is. He’s the guy who said he would only leave Ole Miss in a pine box,” Jones said.”

“Tommy Tuberville always puts himself first,” Jones concluded. “He gets fired from or quits every job. In the first 65 years of his life, Tuberville never lifted a finger in the battle for conservative ideals. He never helped President Trump, he never said a kind word about President Trump, he never even gave a single penny of his millions to help President Trump get elected. But now that he wants our vote, he is all about Trump. How convenient. Tommy Tuberville is a Florida Phony who is all about himself and he is just using President Trump for his own purposes,” Jones concluded.

On Thursday, the Tuberville unveiled a new campaign commercial that highlights President Donald Trump’s displeasure with Jeff Session’s tenure as his appointed attorney general.

“Throughout this campaign, Jeff Sessions has been running around and portraying himself as Donald Trump’s best friend, but this commercial uses the president’s own words to tell some hard truths,” Tuberville said. “The simple fact is that Jeff Sessions abandoned Donald Trump when he needed him most, and Alabama does not need to elect a cut-and-run senator.”

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The 30-second ad is appearing on social media outlets, digital platforms, and television stations across the state.

The Tuberville attack ad includes video from a television interview on the White House grounds.

NBC Host Chuck Todd asked the President: “If you could have one do-over as president, what would it be?”

Trump replied: “I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.”

The back and forth negative ads are likely to continue until the March 31 Republican runoff election.

The winner of the Republican primary runoff will have to then unite the Republican Party to face incumbent Senator Doug Jones (D) in the general election. Jones has amassed a massive war chest from Democratic donors throughout the nation and did not have to face a Democratic primary opponent.

 

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Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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