By Erica Thomas, managing editor
MONTGOMERY — The nation will head to the polls to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, for the General Election. Along with the Presidential and Vice Presidential race, there will also be other important races and amendments on the ballots in Alabama.
The much-anticipated election for United States Senate will be between incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and challenger Republican Tommy Tuberville.
Jones has sat in the seat since 2017 when he defeated Roy Moore in a special election after the seat was vacated by the appointment of Jeff Sessions to Attorney General. When Sessions ran against Tuberville in the March Primary, the race was too close to call but in the end, Tuberville defeated the veteran politician in the July Primary Runoff. Sessions has since joined Tuberville’s campaign, voicing support for the candidate.
Tuberville is running as a conservative against “socialism, abortion on-demand and open borders.” He vows to support President Donald Trump in Congress.
Jones says he wants to be a voice of reason in Washington. He says he wants to “bring the hope of justice and fairness” to the people of Alabama by tackling issues such as “healthcare, wages and true equality for all.”
Jones’ biggest challenge will be running in a Republican-led state, but his campaign has raised $26.8 million while Tuberville’s has raised $6.5, according to the Federal Election Commission.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh once again finds herself running for Public Service Commission President. Cavanaugh, a Republican, will face off against Democrat Laura Casey.
Cavanaugh has been in office since 2010. She ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 and was defeated by Will Ainsworth. She is a supporter of President Trump’s energy and economic policies.
Casey was in the race for the Alabama State Senate District 15 seat in 2018 but withdrew before the General Election. She is a supporter of solar power and vows to lower energy prices.