Tommy Tuberville: ‘Maybe’ to Doug Jones debate and ‘no’ to mandatory masks

One day after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, Tommy Tuberville said he would probably agree to a debate with Sen. Doug Jones but did not say it was a sure thing.

“Maybe,” Tuberville told “We’re looking at is as a team. Probably need to do it. But I’m not going to commit a hundred percent until we see how things go the next month, month and a half.”

Tuberville said he needed to concentrate on raising money for the campaign. Jones, who was unopposed for the Democratic nomination, showed more than $8 million in campaign funds on his last report. Tuberville’s last report showed about $450,000.

Asked why he would not commit to a debate, Tuberville said, “Well, I’m not going say 100%, but I said we’ll probably do it, Nothing is ever certain. You’ve got to wait and see what happens and what direction the campaign goes. But there’s a lot of water to go underneath the bridge from now through the next month and a half, two months, before we’d even think about doing anything.”