Last week, former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville accompanied President Donald Trump as he visited Dallas, Texas, for an address on the economy and other domestic matters.
Notably, Tuberville was photographed deplaning Air Force One alongside Trump upon arrival at Love Field in Dallas.
As they met aboard Air Force One, Tuberville said he the president discussed the status of the Alabama Senate race and “ways to Make America Great Again.”
Alabama Republican state Executive Committee member former State Representative Perry O. Hooper (R-Montgomery) is a Tuberville supporter. Hooper spoke with Coach Tuberville after the Texas trip.
“Coach Tommy Tuberville was honored to be able to fly on Air Force One with President Trump from D.C. to Dallas,” Hooper said in a statement. “Coach was Pumped! The President has endorsed Coach Tuberville for the US Senate race because he knows Tommy will stand up for America and not be controlled by the Deep State and big money Lobbyists. The President flew to Dallas for a fundraiser and I will say it was very successful. Coach had a fundraiser too and raised well over 100K. It is extremely important that President Trump win and we keep control of the US Senate.”
Tuberville is a candidate for U.S. Senate in the July 14 Republican primary runoff against former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama). Tuberville is best known for his coaching tenure at Auburn University; but he also was the head coach at Texas Tech and was defensive coordinator for Coach R. C. Slocum at Texas A&M. Tuberville was the head coach at the University of Mississippi, Cincinnati University, and a national championship winning defensive coordinator at the University of Miami. Tuberville is a native of Camden, Arkansas. He and his wife Suzanne have two sons.
Pres. Trump has endorsed Coach Tuberville and has been vocally critical of Sessions’ tenure as his Attorney General. The President is unshaken in his belief that Sessions should not have recused himself from the investigation into the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the campaign and Russian intelligence. The President ultimately was cleared of wrongdoing; but only after a lengthy investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions maintains that he did the right thing and followed the law.
The eventual Republican nominee will face incumbent Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) in the November 3 general election.