Jeff Sessions’ time in the Trump administration ended on a sour note.
The President lost all faith in Sessions, and now that impeachment is heating up Sessions’ name is back in the news.
And Jeff Sessions is about to make one announcement that Donald Trump is going to hate.
Alabama Democrat Senator Doug Jones is the most vulnerable incumbent running for reelection in 2020.
Jones won a surprise upset victory in 2017 over judge Roy Moore to capture Sessions’ old Senate seat.
And with days until the filing deadline in Alabama and none of the current Republicans breaking out of the pack to challenge Jones, word has come down that Sessions is considering running for his old Senate seat.
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.
Sessions served in the Senate for two decades before being tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the Justice Department. The two had a bitter, public falling out over Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the DOJ’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Sessions, 72, must decide within days whether to run: Candidates have until Nov. 8 to qualify for the ballot.
Sessions held that seat for four terms and would immediately enter the race as the favorite.
But past primaries have shown that Donald Trump’s endorsement has the power to swing the race toward his favored candidate.
Would the President endorse one of Sessions’ rivals to get back at Sessions for his failure to stand up to Robert Mueller’s witch hunt while Sessions served as Attorney General?
That could be the only factor that prevents Sessions from winning election to the Senate.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.