MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - Tommy Tuberville won the seat for Alabama U.S. Senate on election night, Nov. 3.
Tuberville is the 2020 Republican U.S. Senate nominee from Alabama. He ran against Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.
“I want to thank Doug Jones for his time and effort, but it’s time to go home,” Tuberville said during his acceptance speech.
“I’m not a career politicican, and I’m not from the swamp, l’m an outsider who believes in Conservative values. Everyone who loves this country and wants to help .... do something and step up. Put your name on a ballot and run for office. Make a difference and be a leader, we need you."
Tuberville said he is making three promises as Senator:
“I will be guided by conservative values and will always vote for the people of Alabama.”
“I will work for you in Washington, D.C.”
“Every time I step on senate floor, I will be mindful of the words of II Corinthians 3:16.”
“Together we can make sure our nation remains the greatest nation on the face of this Earth,” Tuberville concluded.
Also during his speech, Vice President Mike Pence called to congratulate Tuberville, saying, “Thank you for delivering a victory for Trump and sending a great, new senator to Washington, D.C. President Trump loves the people of Alabama ... and I have to tell y’all it’s looking good for tonight. Thank you for supporting a great, new Senator. The president and I will work with Tuberville and make America great again. Congratulations, God bless you and your family.”
The watch party for Tuberville was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, where spirits of attendees were high.
COVID-19 precautions were being taken at the location, as hand sanitizer was readily available and masks were being worn.
The State Line Five from Dothan, Ala. was the band chosen to perform at the watch party on Tuesday night.
President Trump endorsed Tuberville after Alabama’s March primary.
Tuberville is a retired football coach, former player and now politician.