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Jeff Sessions Announces Bid For Former Senate Seat

Sessions announced his candidacy just one day before Alabama's filing deadline.
Posted at 1:53 PM, Nov 08, 2019

On Thursday, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will run for his old U.S. Senate seat, just one day before Alabama's filing deadline.

Sessions represented Alabama in the Senate for 20 years before he stepped down in 2017 to serve in the Trump administration.

But Sessions' relationship with the president soured after he decided to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump asked Sessions to resign in Nov. 2018.

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones currently holds Sessions' former seat in the Senate. Sessions is joining a primary field already filled with multiple Republican candidates.

The GOP's Alabama primary is scheduled for March 3

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.