U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville traveled to Dallas on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and was photographed deplaning Air Force One with him.
Tuberville did not fly on Air Force One, but rather met Trump at the airport in Dallas.
In a statement, Tuberville said he the president discussed the status of the Alabama Senate race and “ways to Make America Great Again.”
The former Auburn football coach has Trump’s endorsement in the July 14 GOP runoff with former senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The two candidates finished close in the March 3 primary, with Tuberville winning 33.39% of the vote to Sessions’ 31.65%.
Following the primary, Tuberville appeared to have a significant edge in polling over Sessions as Trump attacked his former AG on Twitter.
But more recent surveys have been mixed. An Alabama Forestry Association poll this week showed a dead heat in south Alabama between Sessions and Tuberville. The association supports Sessions. A survey from Cygnal, which is not working for either candidate, showed Tuberville leading by a whopping 23 points. A internal survey conducted by Sessions’ pollster On Message showed a much smaller gap of only six points between Tuberville and Sessions.