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Jeff Sessions Eyes Return to US Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions might be interested in jumping into the race for his old Senate seat, but some Republicans are throwing cold water on the idea.

Sessions, who represented Alabama in the US Senate from 1997 until he became President Donald Trump’s first attorney general in 2017, is giving the race a look, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN on Monday. He would need to make a decision by November 8.
But Sessions has not discussed the race with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, nor has McConnell encouraged Sessions to run, according to one GOP source familiar with McConnell’s thinking. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, believes “Republicans are very well positioned to retake the seat” as it is, the source added.
Politico first reported on Sessions’ consideration.
Even though controversial former Judge Roy Moore is running once again, Republicans do not believe he is a serious threat in the primary, according to another Republican source who is following the race. The GOP is confident they have a strong candidate at this stage in former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, the source said.