Oct 29, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Jeff Sessions ponders a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama


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Well-wired Republicans tell Axios that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making calls in Alabama, and will decide soon whether to enter the Republican primary to take back his old Senate seat from Democratic Sen. Doug Jones.

What we're hearing: Sessions could lose the primary. Trump, who soured on Sessions amid the Mueller probe, can be expected to attack him. "He couldn't help himself," an outside adviser said.

The context: Politico calls Jones, who won in the deep-red state against the disgraced Roy Moore, "the Senate's most vulnerable incumbent."

  • Sessions would upend an already competitive primary that includes U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, Moore and others. (AP)

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