(AL.com) – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones stood in line with hundreds of voters at the Jefferson County Courthouse Friday morning to cast his absentee ballot in November’s general election. Jones was seen filling out his ballot application and chatting with voters.
Jones and Republican opponent and former football coach Tommy Tuberville are working hard for votes and contributions in the closing weeks leading the Nov. 3 election. Reports this week said Jones outraised Tuberville in the third quarter of this year. The reports to federal officials Oct. 15 showed Jones raised $10.4 million with expenses of $11.3 million leaving him with $7.9 million on hand. Tuberville, the former Auburn football coach, raised $3.3 million, spent $2.2 million and has $1.7 million cash remaining.
Tuberville is leading in the polls, however, as Election Day draws closer. His campaign released a poll this week showing the former Auburn coach up 15 percentage points over Jones. Another poll put the race a little closer with Tuberville up by 12 points.
(Lee Roop, AL.com)