Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce his plans to run for his former Alabama Senate seat this week; unveiling the campaign exactly one year after leaving the Trump administration.
“A source familiar with Sessions’ plans said that the former Alabama senator ‘will come out forcefully in support of [President] Trump’s agenda while denouncing Democrats’ impeachment efforts. And steps have already begun to hire campaign staff,’” reports The Hill. “Three sources familiar with the plans said the announcement would be made Thursday, with multiple sources saying it would be made during an appearance on Fox News on Thursday evening.”
“Sessions also does not have the blessing of key Republicans. Since kicking the tires on a potential run, Sessions has yet to speak with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), the chairman of the Senate GOP campaign arm, according to a Senate Republican operative,” adds The Hill.
Sessions exited the Trump administration after facing routine criticism from the President over his recusal -and subsequent handling- of Robert Mueller’s Russia-Collusion probe.
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Source: The Hill