Jeff Sessions To Seek Senate Comeback

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to run for his old Senate seat in Alabama, a source familiar with his plans said.

Sessions resigned from the seat, which he held since 1997, at the start of the Trump administration.

He was forced out of office last November after repeatedly clashing with Trump.

Sessions fell out of favor with President Trump when Sessions recused himself from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia Collusion.

Some of the GOP primary candidates include former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, state Rep. Arnold Mooney and Roy Moore, the controversial Republican accused of sexual misconduct who lost the special election to replace Sessions to Jones in 2017.

Trump has called his selection of Sessions as attorney general "the biggest mistake" of his presidency.

If Sessions does made a decision to jump in the race, however, he can count on the endorsement of Alabama's senior senator and fellow Republican Richard Shelby, Roll Call reported. Republicans see the Senate seat in Alabama as a must win in 2020.

Sessions is anticipated to make the announcement on Thursday.

"And then there's the fact that the president of the United States despises him, has openly said he will vigorously campaign against him", Rogers added.

There is already a crowded GOP primary field vying to take on incumbent Democratic Sen.

"I don't think there's this need for Jeff Sessions to come and rescue the state anymore", the consultant said.



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