Sessions eyeing old Senate seat: report

Sessions eyeing old Senate seat: report
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Former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLawmaker wants Chinese news outlet to register as foreign agent Trump-aligned group launches ad campaign hitting Doug Jones on impeachment ICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report MORE is said to be strongly considering a bid for his old Senate seat in Alabama.

Multiple Republican sources told Politico that Sessions, 72, is seriously weighing a campaign after months of speculation surrounding his potential bid.


He has just days to make a final decision before the Nov. 8 deadline to qualify for the ballot, the news outlet noted.

If he joins the race, Sessions would face six Republicans: Rep. Bradley ByrneBradley Roberts ByrneGOP lawmaker offers resolution to censure Pelosi for holding articles of impeachment GOP rep releases campaign ad ripping Kaepernick, 'The Squad' GOP rep rails against Democrats for rejecting Republican impeachment amendment MORE, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, state Rep. Arnold Mooney, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, businessman Stanley Adair and 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, who previously served as a state Supreme Court judge but lost a special election in 2017 after he was accused of sexual misconduct, according to Politico.

The GOP hopefuls are all looking to unseat Sen. Doug Jones, who is the only Democratic senator in the Deep South and is seen as the most vulnerable senator on the 2020 ballot as Republicans look to retain their majority in the chamber.


Sessions previously served two decades in the Senate before he was picked by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE to serve as his attorney general. The two had a rocky relationship after the former Justice Department chief recused himself from oversight of the FBI's probe into the 2016 election and the president's campaign.

Sessions's recusal became a constant sore spot for the two men, leading to the former attorney general being ousted from the administration shortly after the 2018 midterm elections.

While Trump has voiced opposition to a Sessions Senate bid, Alabama Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySenate fails to get deal to speed up fight over impeachment rules Roberts under pressure from both sides in witness fight GOP senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Those are just statements' MORE (R) said in July that if he got in the race "he would be formidable.”

The state’s primary is in early March.