Harris fundraises off expected Sessions Senate run

Harris fundraises off expected Sessions Senate run
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-Calif.) is using former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report Bottom Line DOJ inquiry tied to Clinton, touted by Trump winds down with no tangible results: report MORE’s expected Senate run to help fuel her sputtering bid for the White House.

Harris, who in a recent Iowa poll had just 4 percent support, sent a campaign email to voters Wednesday night asking for donations that would be split between her presidential campaign and Sen. Doug Jones’s (D-Ala.) campaign.

Jones won the seat formerly held by Sessions in a 2017 special election against Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreThe 5 most vulnerable senators in 2020 The biggest political upsets of the decade GOP predicts bipartisan acquittal at Trump impeachment trial MORE.


Harris called Sessions the “extremist architect” of some of the Trump administration’s “most damaging actions," and noted her role as a member of the Judiciary Committee in pushing back on Sessions's confirmation. 

“I fought Jeff Sessions every step of the way, voting against his nomination for Attorney General and calling for his resignation when it became clear he lied under oath to protect the President,” Harris wrote to supporters. 

“And now that Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPoll shows Collins displaces McConnell as most unpopular senator Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense' Trump says impeachment trial should move 'very quickly' MORE has recruited him to run for Senate in Alabama, I need your help in this fight to make sure he never returns to power,” she added. 

Sessions is expected to announce plans to run for his former Senate seat on Thursday, multiple sources told The Hill. The deadline to file for the Senate race is Friday. 

Several Republicans are already running for the seat, but Sessions has remained popular in Alabama despite his tense relationship with Trump. The primary is slated for March 3. 

Sessions would have about $2.5 million cash on hand as a candidate, according to campaign finance reports.