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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:52 PM

Jeff Sessions, ex-attorney general forced out by Trump, plans to run for former Senate seat

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Source: Washington Post



Former attorney general Jeff Sessions plans to announce as soon as Thursday that he will run for his old Senate seat in Alabama, according to three people familiar with his plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the decision. Sessions, whose turbulent two-year stint in the administration ended when he was forced out by President Trump last November, would enter with strong name recognition and deep institutional ties in the state and elsewhere. He held the seat for decades before he became Trump’s first attorney general.

If he secures the Republican nomination, he would face Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat who delivered the GOP a stunning setback by flipping the deeply red state in 2017. The wild card in the race will be Trump, and whether he will weigh in against his former attorney general and in favor of other Republicans who have already announced their candidacies.

The president has discussed attacking Sessions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and McConnell has shared that he also has concerns about Sessions running, according to people familiar with the matter. He has repeatedly denigrated Sessions to allies and White House aides in recent days. Trump has even joked to senators and White House aides that he would move to Alabama and primary Jeff Sessions himself, two people familiar with his comments said.

Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) said he spoke with Sessions this week, but that the former senator and attorney general did not indicate to him directly whether he would run. Shelby said he spoke about Sessions’s potential candidacy with Trump two months ago, and “he was not exactly on board.” “He’ll be a factor,” Shelby said of Trump. “But I think if Sessions runs, he’d be a formidable candidate. But you have to win it on the battlefield.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/jeff-sessions-ex-attorney-general-forced-out-by-trump-plans-to-run-for-former-senate-seat-in-alabama/2019/11/06/e6c17c1e-00e4-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html




This seemed to be a foregone conclusion.

Full updated headline: Jeff Sessions, ex-attorney general forced out by Trump, plans to run for former Senate seat in Alabama

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Jeff Sessions, ex-attorney general forced out by Trump, to run for former Senate seat in Alabama, say people familiar with his plan

By Washington Post Staff
November 6, 2019 at 5:48 p.m. EST

Sessions, who resigned from the Senate to work in the Trump administration, plans to announce as soon as Thursday that he will vie for the Republican nomination, according to three people familiar with his plans. He will face Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat who delivered the GOP a stunning setback by flipping a seat in the deeply red state in 2017.

Trump and Sessions had a tense relationship after Sessions recused himself from the Russian election interference investigation, a move that angered the president.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/11/06/jeff-sessions-ex-attorney-general-forced-out-by-trump-to-run-for-former-senate-seat-in-alabama-say-people-familiar-with-his-plan/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:55 PM

1. Well, that means we can look forward to a bruising GOP primary.

Because there's no way Trump is going to be ok with his candidacy.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:13 PM

2. This is going to be a fun primary

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:39 PM

3. His opponent should use the video of him lying to Congress in their campaign

The very thing Roger Stone is on trial for today. IMO it's a sad state of affairs when the sitting Attorney General for the United States lies to Congress and walks unscathed.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:02 PM

7. Jeff Sessions Has A Tell - CONAN on TBS

Jeff Sessions Has A Tell - CONAN on TBS

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:14 PM

8. OMG hilarious!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:47 PM

4. The real fun begins after the primary. If Sessions wins, will Trump campaign for him?

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:01 PM

6. Will Sessions attend the game to kiss Trump's ass like Cruz did?

Will Sessions attend the game to kiss Trump's ass like Cruz did?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:52 PM

5. "It has been made clear to Sessions that President Donald Trump intends to campaign against him"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:20 PM

9. Never in a million years did I expect Doug Jones....

Had a shot at reelection.

Wow, maybe I was wrong! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Response to AkFemDem (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:37 PM

10. I dunno' 'bout that..... Tommy Tuberville is pretty popular here.

I really really really would love to see Doug Jones keep the seat, but IMO Tommy Tuberville will have a cakewalk through both the primary and general. I'll be happy to be proven wrong.

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Response to AkFemDem (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:36 PM

12. Sessions would crush Jones one on one in Alabama

He remains very popular there.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:47 PM

11. The only good thing is that Kate McKinnon will have some new material.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:37 PM

13. If he wins the primary it's bad news for Doug Jones

Hopefully Moore can win the nomination.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:44 PM

14. Jones barely beat Moore


Alabama is hopeless.

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Response to kwolf68 (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:47 PM

15. I know but he's our best hope

Anyone else will beat Jones, but there's no guarantee that Moore will.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:19 PM

16. Sessions remains an unrepentant racist.

THAT should disqualify him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:15 PM

17. Looks like it's "official" now

Ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions announces bid for Senate seat he relinquished in Alabama

By
Seung Min Kim and
Colby Itkowitz
November 7, 2019 at 8:09 p.m. EST

BREAKING: Ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions announces bid for Senate seat he relinquished in Alabama

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sessionss-former-gop-senate-colleagues-lukewarm-on-his-running-for-his-old-alabama-seat/2019/11/07/9743b996-0174-11ea-9518-1e76abc088b6_story.html

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