Sessions held a safe US Senate seat in Alabama….
He was one of the first to back the Donald Trump for President campaign ….
Because he did the ‘right thing’ in NOT. carrying the water for Trump as Attorney General when the investigations started?
Trump turned on him….
Jeff Seasons wants his job back..z
What will his party leader do about this?…
Jeff Sessions should enter the Senate race in Alabama as the frontrunner: He’s a national figure with endorsements from multiple senators, a hefty war chest and the benefit of having won four previous elections to the seat.
But there’s one major obstacle: President Donald Trump.
Sessions’ relationship with Trump deteriorated during his tenure as attorney general after Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, and the president has continued to publicly criticize his former ally in the year since he departed the administration.
Now, Sessions — who announced his candidacy Thursday night in a news release posted on his website — faces the challenging task of winning back the president’s support or becoming one of the only Republicans in the past three years to win a GOP primary without Trump’s backing. If successful, he would face Sen. Doug Jones, the Democratic incumbent, who is widely viewed as the most vulnerable senator on the ballot next year.
A handful of Sessions former colleagues are ready to endorse his bid, a show of strength in a crowded Republican primary field. Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator, has said he would back Sessions. Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri and John Barrasso of Wyoming, both members of GOP leadership, also told POLITICO on Thursday they would back their former colleague. Other endorsements are expected, as well.
But most of Sessions’ former colleagues are remaining on the sidelines for the crowded primary, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will remain neutral.
“I guess I’d rather go into a Republican primary with the president’s support than without it,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. “But Jeff Sessions is iconic, and obviously, he’ll be a player right out of the chute.”