Jeff Sessions expected to announce bid for Alabama Senate seat . Senate in Alabama, according to a Republican source familiar with his plans.
Potential candidate for his old seat after Democrat Doug Jones’ upset victory over flawed Republican candidate Roy Moore in 2017. The former attorney general is jumping into a crowded field in the Republican primary,
Alabama GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, state Rep. Arnold Mooney and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. While he is a popular political figure in Alabama, Sessions remains unpopular with his former boss.
It is unclear if President Donald Trump would embrace his candidacy if he were to secure the nomination. But the president is expected to attend a college football game between Alabama and Louisiana State University on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, according to ESPN.
One of Trump’s allies on Capitol Hill, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that while he is a fan of his former colleague , he called the move “problematic” given the animosity Trump has expressed towards Sessions.”I like Jeff, I thought he was a great senator. But the whole campaign will be about what Trump said about Sessions. And as you can imagine,
That’d be kinda ugly and the president is pretty out there when it comes to the job he did as attorney general,” Graham told ABC News on Wednesday. “But I have a lot of respect for Jeff, he was a good senator. We’ll see what happens.
But you could see that would be problematic. But it would be up to him.” Late last month, amid speculation that he was planning a bid, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., refused to nudge Sessions towards running, instead hedging on the question in an interview with Yellowhammer News,