Tuberville says maybe to debate; Jones: Voters deserve one

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Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Tommy Tuberville on Friday declined to commit to debating incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, while Jones  said voters deserve one.

Republicans are seeking to reclaim the Senate seat from Jones who won a 2017 special election. Tuberville on Tuesday handily defeated Jeff Sessions to win the Republican nomination.  

Tuberville enters the race as a strong challenger in the once reliably red state.  

Tuberville said he will consider the invitations and decide. Jones said people deserve a debate. 

Sen. Jones’ campaign reached out to CBS 42 to release a statement regarding a potential debate.

“Senator Jones is happy to debate the issues with Tommy Tuberville if he will come out of hiding long enough to have a debate. He didn’t do that in the primary. You don’t win big games by hiding in the locker room.”

Campaign for Sen. Doug Jones

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