Jim Zeigler testing the water for possible 2020 U.S. Senate run against Doug Jones

Jim Zeigler
[Photo via Jim Zeigler on Facebook]

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler will kick off his exploratory campaign eyeing a 2020 run for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Through the campaign, he will be testing the water for a potential run against Alabama’s junior Senator, Democrat Doug Jones.

He says he would run for U.S. Senate to cut “billions” of wasteful spending in Washington.

“While state government can waste millions, the federal government can waste billions,” Zeigler explained saying “a watchman against waste is needed in Washington.”

Zeigler will speak at the South Baldwin Republican Women’s Club at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 22 at The Gift Horse Restaurant in Foley where he will formally kick-off his exploratory campaign.

Not alone

Zeigler’s not the only Republican looking to challenge Jones. Other potential candidates include former Gov. Robert Bentley, Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, and Anniston-State Sen. Del Marsh.

The deadline to qualify for the 2020 Alabama U.S. Senate race is November 2019 — nine months away.