Jeff Sessions considering a run for his old senate seat in Alabama

Mar 2012
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is strongly considering jumping into the race for his old Senate seat in Alabama, according to multiple Republican sources familiar with the matter.

Sessions would scramble the already crowded field of Republicans seeking to take on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who won a 2017 special election to fill the remainder of Sessions' term and is widely viewed as the most vulnerable senator on the ballot next year.

Five Republicans are already in the race: Rep. Bradley Byrne, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Secretary of State John Merrill, state Rep. Arnold Mooney and Roy Moore, the former state Supreme Court judge who lost the special election in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Sessions has some high-profile allies pushing him to run for his old seat, including the conservative Club for Growth.

Republicans view Alabama as their best opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in 2020 as they seek to retain their majority. Recent polling has shown Tuberville with a lead among the GOP field, though the race remains wide open. The primary is in early March, and if no candidate tops 50 percent, the top two finishers compete in a runoff at the end of March.

 
Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
I can see him winning. He is hard right conservative, but unlike Roy Moore, he isn’t a Luddite...
Yea plus they do a runoff primary it seems where nobody is going to get 50% with at least 6 running. So then it will be him and another for the runoff.
 
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I thought he had destroyed his credibility while AG but then they elected Kamala so who knows.
 
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I can see him winning. He is hard right conservative, but unlike Roy Moore, he isn’t a Luddite...

Also unlike Roy Moore, the Trump administration has destroyed Jeff's reputation among Republicans in Alabama. The right-wing talk show hosts here now hate him with a passion.
 
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