Jeff Sessions, ousted as President Trump’s attorney general this week, is contemplating a run for his old Alabama Senate seat in 2020 against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones -- though those who know Sessions aren't convinced he will ultimately pull the trigger on another campaign.
Still, those in Alabama touting a possible Sessions return to the Senate include Luther Strange, the Republican who temporarily replaced Sessions in the Senate last year.
Sessions, once one of Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, resigned as attorney general Wednesday – just one day after the midterm elections.
When Sessions became attorney general, Strange was appointed in 2017 to temporarily fill the seat before a special election would take place, but the establishment-backed Strange lost the subsequent Republican primary to Roy Moore.
A vulnerable Jones is up for re-election in 2020, and Republicans in the state believe a Republican not named Roy Moore could beat the Democrat – especially with Jones siding with liberals to vote against Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.