Published: Thu, November 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Jeff Sessions To Run For Old Senate Seat

Jeff Sessions To Run For Old Senate Seat

Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general and U.S. senator from Alabama, is set to announce Thursday his candidacy for the U.S. Senate race in his home state.

A fierce supporter of now-President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, Sessions left his Senate seat in 2017 to serve as Trump's attorney general.

While Sessions was an early champion of Trump's 2016 candidacy-long before anyone thought the NY businessman could win-the two fell out over Sessions' handling of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

"Alabama deserves a Senator who will stand with the President and won't run away and hide from the fight", Byrne said in a statement. Sessions stepped down as Attorney General on November 2018.

NPR, The Daily Caller, Roll Call, and an array of other outlets reported on Sessions' expected comeback, citing unnamed sources familiar with the longtime public servant's plans.

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If Sessions does decide to join the crowded field of contenders, he would have to do so by the filing deadline on Friday.

Republicans see recapturing the Senate seat in the once-reliably red state as a top priority.

He defeated former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving young women.

Some Republican consultants and lawmakers have questioned why Sessions was getting into the race.

"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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