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Report: Jeff Sessions Might Still Be Considering a Senate Comeback

After President Trump dismissed his former attorney general, Sessions is eyeing his old Alabama Senate seat.

By NTK Staff | 06.19.2019 @4:24pm
Report: Jeff Sessions Might Still Be Considering a Senate Comeback

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be eyeing his old Senate seat, according to a new report from The Hill on Wednesday.

The tip came from Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), who said he spoke to Sessions about mounting a comeback.

“I talked to him before. If he got in the race he would be very formidable,” Shelby said.

Asked if Sessions had indicated if he was leaning toward getting in the race or not, Shelby indicated that a decision had not been made.

“He hasn’t said to me yes or no,” Shelby said. “But he’s a good friend.”

Sessions’ news comes the day before disgraced former judge Roy Moore is expected to announce his intentions for the Senate seat as well. Moore unsuccessfully ran for Sessions old seat in 2017 and lost to now-Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL). Numerous media outlets reported that Moore had several inappropriate relationships with underage girls and engaged in sexual misconduct. Moore denies these charges.

Moore responded to the news with a nonsensical tweet, blaming his 2017 loss on Shelby.

President Trump has made his position on Moore clear with a series of tweets last month.

“Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama,” Trump wrote on Twitter back in May. “If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating.”

Of course, Trump is no fan of Sessions, either. Sessions resigned at Trump’s request last November shortly after the midterm elections.

Already in the race are Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Republican.

An April poll found that Jones would lose to a generic Republican, 50-40.  

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