Jeff Sessions hints he won’t run for old Senate seat

Jeff Sessions - U.S. Attorney General, Photo Date: 10/27/17 / Photo: FBI / (MGN)
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(AL.com) — Is Jeff Sessions considering a run for his old Senate seat? It doesn’t look like it.

Speaking to Politico, the former U.S. Attorney General said he doesn’t miss being a Senator and indicated that talk of him seeking to regain his Alabama seat are premature.

"I've been clearing my brain. I think that's a fair statement,” Sessions told a reporter on the Senate subway following George H.W. Bush’s funeral. “I’ll go to Alabama, do some things and then that will clarify things a little more before I worry about making a statement.”

Talk about Sessions’ future started before he left the Justice Department.

His old seat is currently held by Doug Jones, a Democrat who upset Roy Moore in a 2017 special election marred by allegations the Republican nominee had inappropriate contact with teenage girls in the 1970s when he was in his 30s.

Jones’ seat is seen as one of the most vulnerable in the Upper chamber and he’s expected to draw strong Republican competition in 2020.

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