He’s (Maybe) Running: Sessions Mulls Bid For Former Senate Seat In 2020

on September 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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It’s been less than 24 hours since ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was booted from the Trump administration, and he’s already mulling a political comeback, Politico reported.

According to two people familiar with Sessions’s thinking who spoke to Politico, the former attorney general — who left his 20-year Senate career to be publicly mauled by President Trump for two years — is considering running for his old seat in 2020. In a shocking special election, Sessions was replaced by Democrat Doug Jones last year, after the Republican candidate, former Alabama Judge Roy Moore, was publicly disgraced when allegations surfaced that he molested teenage girls when he was in his thirties.

Jones’s election marked the first time in 25 years a Democrat had won a Senate seat in ruby-red Alabama.

While Sessions may be privately considering his options, Luther Strange, the man appointed to hold Sessions’s seat until the 2017 special election is publicly urging the former attorney general to throw his hat in the ring.

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