Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is mounting a comeback bid for his old Senate seat.
There are reports that President Trump was not happy about this.
And President Trump couldn’t believe the news he just heard about Jeff Sessions.
Sessions left the Trump administration in 2018 under a cloud of controversy.
Trump turned against his Attorney General after Sessions recused himself in the Russia investigation — a move that allowed deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel.
Those circumstances created an air of uncertainty around Sessions’ comeback bid.
Did Sessions exhaust all his goodwill with Alabama Republicans due to his mishandling of the Russia investigation?
The answer partially appeared in the form of a poll from JMC Analytics that showed while Sessions would defeat Democrat incumbent Doug Jones, he is not the strongest candidate in the race.
A poll released by JMC Analytics on Sunday shows that both of the two leading contenders for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Alabama lead incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) beyond the margin of error in a hypothetical general election matchup.
Former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville leads Jones by seven points, 47 percent to 40 percent margin.
Former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who resigned from the U.S. Senate in 2017 to serve as President Trump’s first Attorney General before resigning under pressure from that job in November 2018, leads Jones by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent.
The poll of 525 registered voters was conducted between December 16 and December 18 and has a margin of error of 4.3 percent.
Sessions’ best hope for a comeback is that President Trump stays out of the Republican Primary for the Alabama Senate seat.
If the President endorses another candidate, then Sessions’ hopes to win back his old seat fly out the window.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.