BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Is Running For Congress Again
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According to new revelations, Jeff Sessions is set to announce his run for the Alabama Senate seat which he last held in 2017. Sessions left his post as Senator to become President Trump's U.S. Attorney General.
Sessions had a successful time as an Alabama Senator as he held onto his Senate seat for a total of two decades. He hopes to unseat Democratic Senator Doug Jones who currently holds his former position.
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Jones, a former federal prosecutor, got the seat in a surprise December 2017 special-election win over Republican Roy Moore, a former judge who became mired in allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
Jones is the only Senate Democrat seen at risk of losing in 2020. Republicans already in the contest include U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, Secretary of State Jim Merrill, state Representative Arnold Mooney, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, former televangelist Stanley Adair and Moore.
According to editor for Cook Political Report Jennifer Duffy, it is unknown if Sessions will be able to win the Republican nomination considering he and President Trump have had their issues in the past.
“Sessions certainly has name ID and a campaign war chest, but it’s not clear that he can clear a primary field,” Duffy said. “He can make a run-off, but can he win one? That depends on what stance Trump takes. It doesn’t appear that Trump and Sessions have mended their fences. As for the general election, Sessions would certainly be the favorite given that it is a presidential year.”
Back in the 2016 election, Sessions became the first Senator to endorse President Trump which earned him an alliance that ultimately got him the Attorney General position. His relationship with President Trump became weakened when the two greatly disagreed on Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign, creating an alliance built on shared support for tougher policies on illegal immigration and a wariness of some trade deals they said hurt the working class. He went on to advise Trump on national security and foreign policy during the election, and his long-time aide, Stephen Miller, became a senior policy adviser to the campaign and later in the White House.
Sessions was confirmed as attorney general on a 52-47 vote, after testifying that he wasn’t aware of contacts between members of the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials. But news reports later showed he had been in contact with Russians, and he recused himself from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
He resigned in November 2018 after months of feuding between him and the president over his recusal.
As attorney general, Sessions adopted a hard line on immigration policy, including taking the position that cities that don’t comply with federal immigration laws should lose federal funding. Trump signed an executive order revoking funding for such cities but it was successfully challenged in federal court. Sessions also supported allowing the Department of Justice to prosecute providers of medical marijuana.
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