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Jeff Sessions Considering Running for Senate: Reports

Former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama he vacated to become President Donald Trumps attorney general.

Three Republicans who werent identified told The Associated Press that Sessions is exploring the possibility, including making phone calls discussing the potential bid. Multiple Republicans familiar with the matter told Politico that Sessions is considering a campaign.

“We are hearing that Sessions is seriously considering running for Senate again and that polling indicates he would be in very good shape. The Club for Growth has in the past and would once again encourage him to run for that Senate seat,” David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, said.

“We were enthusiastic way back early on, that Sessions, when he retired from the attorney general spot, might go back to the Senate. At that point, he didnt want to think about that because he was just finishing up one job. Im very encouraged hes now seriously considering it.”

Sessions has until 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 to declare his candidacy; the primary vote is slated for March 3, 2020.

Sessions, 72, would be vying with a slew of Republican candidates in the primary race, including Rep. Bradley Byrne, state Rep. Arnold Mooney, and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne in a file photograph. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mike Kittrell)

But Sessions would likely become one of the top candidates if not the top.

“I suspect Sessions would become an immediate front-runner if he were to enter the race,” said David Hughes, a political scientist at Auburn University in Montgomery, told The AssociRead More – Source